OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - How will the current economic situation affect
Canadian industries? Will employers need to adjust their strategies for
training apprentices? How will the economic situation impact individuals who
are employed in these industries? How will we retain our investments in our
skilled tradespeople, apprentices and apprenticeship programs to ensure we are
ready to address future needs when the economy improves?
On February 25, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur
l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) will host a dialogue to examine apprenticeship
workplaces practices in this economy. The CAF-FCA Board of Directors, who
represent the Canadian apprenticeship community, want to identify steps that
could be helpful to employers and apprentices in adapting to the current
situation, and in ensuring we maintain the investments made in preparing for
future workplace and workforce demands.
Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the Conference
Board of Canada will open the discussion by providing an economic outlook.
Other panelists include industry representatives from across Canada
Apprenticeship Workplace Practices in our Current Economic Situation is
the fifth dialogue hosted by the CAF-FCA. CAF-FCA membership includes business
and labour representatives, provincial and territorial Directors of
Apprenticeship, the Interprovincial Alliance of Apprenticeship Board Chairs,
educators, and equity seeking groups from the apprenticeship community.
CAF-FCA hosts the twice-yearly dialogues to provide the opportunity to discuss
emerging trends and issues that impact apprenticeship training.
Apprenticeship Workplace Practices in our Current Economic Situation
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
9:45 am - 12:30 pm
Minto Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa
For further information:
For further information: Debbie Miller, Communications Manager, (613)
235-4004 ext. 207, firstname.lastname@example.org, Canadian Apprenticeship
Forum-Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage, 116 Albert Street, Suite 812,
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G3, www.caf-fca.org