Apprentices and the challenges they face

Apprentices and the challenges they face

Skilled trades apprentices in Newfoundland and Labrador face numerous challenges finding work locally. Many leave home to work outside the province, while others give up on their first career choice and take positions in other fields. Reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick prepared a three-part series on the many issues facing those in the skilled trades sector.

Apprentice millwright Jessica Mercer. — Photo courtesy of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices

Changes needed for apprentices

December 21, 2011 - 8 h 02

First in a three-part series

The skilled trades apprentices of today are the journeypersons of tomorrow. That is, if they make it through their training and earn their status.

Yet...

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Changes needed for apprentices

A slippery path to skilled trades

December 22, 2011 - 7 h 38

Second in a three-part series

The barriers for apprentices completing their training in-province and trying to achieve journeyperson status can fall under the purview of government, unions,...

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A slippery path to skilled trades

Apprentices: here and there

December 23, 2011 - 7 h 39

Final in a three-part series

 

The Government of Alberta published a fact sheet on apprenticeship training and the skilled trades in November, showing the leadership role that province...

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Apprentices: here and there