HALTON APPRENTICESHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL

The skilled labour shortage is one of the most critical challenges threatening the economic viability of business today. The Halton Apprenticeship Advisory Council (HAAC) was created in December 1998 in response to the skilled labour shortage in Halton Region. Under HIEC, HAAC is a community effort of business, education, government and labour, meeting to identify, communicate and resolve problems inherent in skilled labour shortage. The Council’s structure is informal to encourage networking and open communication.

Goals

  • Foster strategic partnerships between education, government, labour and industry
  • Identify barriers to the availability of skilled trades in Halton
  • Support existing programs
  • Implement and/or support initiatives which encourage excellence in apprenticeship training
  • Provide advice to government, education, labour and industry

Successes

  • The first organization of its kind in Ontario
  • Supported the development of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs
  • Supported the creation of www.ApprenticeSearch.com
  • Implement and/or support initiatives which encourage excellence in apprenticeship training