CAF-FCA SHINES A LIGHT ON APPRENTICESHIP COMPLETION
OTTAWA, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is pleased to release the third issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal - Journal canadien de l'apprentissage (CAJ-JCA) online at www.caj-jca.ca.
With a focus on apprenticeship completion, this issue presents the opportunity to consider a number of insights that are sure to spark your interest in learning more about this challenging and complex topic.
In this issue's What's New in Apprenticeship Research, read about a CAF-FCA report to be released in 2011 highlighting the outcomes of stakeholder discussions on completion held across Canada. In this same section, you will find references and links to recent research from Statistics Canada, the UK and Australia.
Several other articles explore the latest findings, approaches and perspectives on apprenticeship completion in Canada:
- Completion and Discontinuation Rates of Registered Apprentices: Does Program Duration Matter? An adaptation of Statistics Canada's "Registered Apprentices: the Cohorts of 1994 and 1995, One Decade Later" report.
- A Competing Risks Analysis of the Determinants of Low Completion Rates in the Canadian Apprenticeship System. Findings suggest older apprentices are less likely to complete their apprenticeship program, but the probability of completion increases with apprenticeship duration.
- Delays not Withdrawals: A New Perspective on the Path through Apprenticeship. Offering a new perspective on non-completion, the author suggests that apprentices are delayed on the path through apprenticeship and are not withdrawing.
- Improving Apprenticeship Completions: An Automotive Manufacturing Supply Chain Perspective. The Council for Automotive Human Resources shares some of their 2009 research.
- The Importance of Completion in Apprenticeship: An Employer's Perspective. Why completion matters and how employers can help support apprentices.
By sharing information and different outlooks in an easily accessible online venue, CAF-FCA's one-of-a-kind Journal supports ongoing dialogue on some of the key issues in apprenticeship in Canada. We invite you to explore this new issue and share it with your colleagues. We're sure you'll agree that the variety of perspectives shared within these virtual pages support greater insight into apprenticeship and certification.
You may even be inspired to submit your own article for our fourth issue! That issue will focus on Apprenticeship Outcomes. Simply respond to our Call for Articles on Apprenticeship Outcomes. Take the opportunity to share findings and inform the dialogue on apprenticeship in Canada by contributing to this unique e-journal. We will be accepting research papers and feature articles for consideration for the fourth issue of the Journal until Friday, November 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. For full details, please see http://www.caj-jca.ca/index.php/caj-jca/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
If you know of other current or forthcoming research that would be of interest to the apprenticeship community, please contact Danielle at [email protected].
The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal is a venue for presenting high-quality, relevant research and informative feature articles, and creating a forum for discussion and debate in the apprenticeship community on a national level. Both national and international submissions will be considered. Researchers, educators, policy analysts and key decision makers who focus on apprenticeship training and certification issues including the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA), Sector Councils, provincial/territorial government apprenticeship authorities, employer and labour associations, as well as international apprenticeship bodies may contribute to and be the audience for the CAJ. This third issue is available only online at www.caj-jca.ca.
The CAJ-JCA is produced by CAF-FCA, 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 Council Program.
For further information: For further information:
Margo Royce, Communications/Project Manager
613-235-4004 ext. 207