Apprenticeship is the Framework for Canada's Renewable Resource



    ST JOHN'S, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum -
Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is pleased to announce that it
will host its next Conference, Apprenticeship: The Framework for Canada's
Renewable Resource in St John's, Newfoundland from June 6 to 8, 2010.
    The CAF-FCA, in partnership with the College of the North Atlantic and
the Newfoundland and Labrador Apprenticeship and Certification Board, today
held a luncheon with key apprenticeship stakeholders to officially launch the
conference planning activities.
    "The objective of today's event is to bring together key apprenticeship
stakeholders in order to announce the CAF-FCA 2010 Conference -
Apprenticeship: The Framework for Canada's Renewable Resource. Ensuring strong
relationships between local apprenticeship Champions will enhance every
opportunity for success of the 2010 Conference," says Cindy Oliver, CAF-FCA
Conference Co-Chair.
    "The 2010 conference will build on the success of many of our previous
National Conferences that have been held every two years since 2002. This
marks the first time it will be held in beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador
and you will be pleased to know that we anticipate between 400 and 500
apprenticeship stakeholders from all across Canada to attend," says Rex
Cotter, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Apprenticeship Board and
CAF-FCA Director.
    "To generate momentum and interest locally in the 2010 CAF-FCA
Conference, the College of the North Atlantic was pleased to host today's
event. We are excited about the opportunity to raise the profile of colleges,
apprentices, and the importance that apprenticeship training brings to all
sectors of the economy," says Robin Walters, Campus Administrator.
    Mary Lawson, CAF-FCA Conference Co-Chair makes the connection between the
economy and the need for apprenticeship training. "In the current economic
climate, business leaders are concerned with many factors including
sustainability, productivity, profitability and retention. The 2010 Conference
will form a building block that will see apprenticeship stakeholders from
across the country participating in educational and networking opportunities."
    The goal of the Conference is to raise the profile and importance of
apprenticeship training and to celebrate that it is working for Canada!
Investment in apprenticeship training provides opportunities for everyone!

    The CAF-FCA is a not-for-profit, multi-partite organization bringing
together the key constituents within the apprenticeship community through
research, discussion and promotion. Visit www.caf-fca.org to learn more about
the exciting potential of apprenticeship training for all of Canada!

    This project was funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council
Program.




For further information:

For further information: Margo Royce, Communications Manager, (613)
235-4004 ext. 207, margo_royce@caf-fca.org; www.caf-fca.org

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