APPRENTICESHIP IS WORTH IT!
OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien
sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) commissioned a new project with the
intent to analyze secondary statistical data on outcomes of apprentices
and in comparison with individuals who did not complete an
apprenticeship, graduates of other college programs and those who did
not pursue any post-secondary training. In all cases, Apprenticeship Completers fare better!
The good news for apprentices and others considering apprenticeship
training as a post-secondary option is - It's Worth It!
Data shows that individuals who pursue and complete apprenticeship
Better employment outcomes, both immediately after completion and
several years post-completion!
Better earning potential - in the short and longer term!
Higher levels of job satisfaction and job security!
Who wouldn't want such success factors to be part of their career
Certified completers earn the highest annual wages, both among full-time
and part-time workers. While certified completers earn a median wage
of $27 an hour, discontinuers show a median of $20 an hour. According
to statistics from the 2007 National Apprenticeship Survey,
discontinuers are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to hold
a permanent job than are completers.
Additionally, certified completers report a higher incidence of working
in a field related to their training. With respect to job
satisfaction and job security, this group outperforms all the others!
There is no question about it - data shows the outcomes for certified
apprenticeship completers are positive.
Apprenticeship: It's Worth it! and It Works for Apprentices!
For more information and to read the full report, visit
CAF-FCA, is an inclusive national body that brings together all of the
stakeholders in Canada's apprenticeship community. Visit www.caf-fca.org for more information.
CAF-FCA and this project are funded by the Government of Canada's Sector
SOURCE Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
For further information:
Marie Bilodeau, Communications Manager
613-235-4004, ext. 207