Contents

Section 1: Introduction

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Executive Summary

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Key Findings

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Report Objectives

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Section 2: Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship in Ontario

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Barriers to Apprenticeship

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Section 3: Profiling Success: Finding Employment Opportunities

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Employer Access to Opportunities

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Facilitation of Employer Needs

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Section 4: Profiling Success: Trade-Related Experiences

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Characteristics of Successful Applicants

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Experience and Matching

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Employer Expectations

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Section 5: Profiling Success: Trade-Related Education

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Apprenticeship Training

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Section 6: Profiling Success: Training and Mentorship

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Section 7: Summary and Conclusions

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Appendix A: Research Methodology

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Appendix B: Apprentice Demographic Breakdown

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Appendix D: Predictors of Quality Apprentice Candidates

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