WINNING CONDITIONS FOR APPRENTICESHIP

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Report Objectives

This report is aimed at deepening knowledge of factors affecting apprenticeship success and pathways into the skilled trades in Ontario. It explores issues related to three main stages of an apprenticeship:

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Job-posting resources for employers and applicant access to employment opportunities

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Matching qualified applicants to openings available to them

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Hiring or being hired as an apprentice and successfully fulfilling the terms of an apprenticeship

By filtering and extracting data sets collected from the ApprenticeSearch.com database between 2010 and 2014; reflecting on trends and statistics in the Ontario apprenticeship system; and supplementing research with first-hand interviews of apprenticeship participants and stakeholders, characteristics of successful applicant matches are identified. Further refinement of data and analysis will provide job developers, education, and community partners with labour market information unique to the skilled trades that will help them provide guidance to their clients, and develop tactics and strategies to achieve success.