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.

Apprentices and the challenges they face
Apprentice millwright Jessica Mercer. — Photo courtesy of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices
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MikeSmithy
- April 26, 2015
- 19 h 00

So I don't have the money to hire out for house keeping, nor do I have the need really, but my brother-in-law has a huge house, and has been looking around at house cleaning. It's interesting to see professions like this that aren't exactly main stream, I love learning about stuff like that.

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