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Apprenticeship in Canada: Issues and Problems (1997)
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This paper discusses several issues facing the apprenticeship system in Canada: the average age of apprentices, the non-completion rate, rational planning of apprentice intake, the fragmentation of on-the-job training, the relationship of apprenticeship to the training of technicians and technologists, and the tension between emerging technologies and established training standards.


Comments on Apprenticeship (2007)
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This paper comments on the distinctive role of apprenticeship in Canada and contrasts the Canadian system with European (principally German) models. The European apprenticeship model is focused on the school-to-work transition of students under the age of 20. In Canada, by contrast the average age of apprentices is 30.5.


Estimating the Return on Investing in Apprenticeship (2005)
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This paper provided technical background for the development of a survey instrument to gauge the return to employers, apprentices, and governments of investments in apprenticeship training. The paper begins with a review of the empirical literature on apprenticeship training. Results of the surveys which applied this methodology can be found on the website of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.