Apprenticeship Retention Study
Business Case for Apprenticeship: if you ever wonder, "is it worth it for employers to hire and train apprentices", this series of handouts developed by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) will clearly show you that yes, it is worth the investment
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship Offices: a listing of the offices' contact information across Ontario
The Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) program provides pre-apprenticeship training geared towards increasing the number of women in skilled trades. Following graduation, women are qualified to enter a variety of highly skilled and high-demand skilled trades jobs and apprenticeships. Here is a list of programs being offered into the year 2014
Canadian Construction Women: Vancouver-based organization that provides members with opportunities to support, mentor, network, provide learning and development and community involvement for women in construction trades
Moxie Trades: a local resource for women providing trades clothing, contractors, advice and more
Ontario Construction Secretariat (Made with the Trades): a multi-use site with information regarding construction-based skilled trades
Ontario Women's Directorate Preapprenticeship programs:
IT Training for Women: program providing training in IT-related careers that are in demand; involves up to a year in-class training and a work placement to gain on-the-job-skills
Women in Skilled Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Training: class focus varies across the province and ranges from General Carpentry, Motive Power, Electrical, Horticulture and Painter/ Decorator
The Holmes Foundation: the mission of The Holmes Foundation is to ensure that all residential renovation and construction in Canada is done right–the first time; the foundation supports the training of youth in the skilled trades, through apprenticeships, scholarships and bursaries
ToolGirl.com: Mag Ruffman's Official Blog about "power tools, home repair, creativity and making stuff"
Women Building Futures: Alberta-based registered charity that supports women from all backgrounds to be successful in the skilled trades within their communities
Women in Nuclear (WIN) Canada: provides an opportunity for women to succeed in the industry through initiatives such as mentoring, networking, and personal development opportunities
Chicago Women in Trades: a Chicago-based organization working to increase the number of women in the skilled trades and eliminate barriers preventing women from entering non-traditional occupations
Build TogetHER: a Canadian Building Trades Union program that supports and promotes women in the trades.