Research Report Expanding Apprenticeship Training In Canada: Perspectives From International Experience
Robert I. Lerman
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Concern about a rising "skills gap" alongside high unemployment is emerging as a key competitiveness issue in North America. Among Canadian companies, 59 per cent of department executives expressed concern about the availability of needed skills over the next two years. This report examines the rationale for expanding apprenticeship training in Canada and the implications for policy and practice. It considers the benefits of a robust apprenticeship system, as well as potential concerns, describes the scale and composition of the current Canadian apprenticeship system, and concludes with recommendations for increasing apprenticeships in Canada.
Research Areas Education Workforce
Tags Higher education Workforce development Workplace and industry studies Apprenticeships
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population