Pre-Apprenticeship Consultations: Measuring Student Success

Canadian Forum

Feb 3, 2019

As part of a new project, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is inviting members of the apprenticeship community to participate in one-day consultation sessions on pre-apprenticeship. Nine facilitated events will take place across the country over the next two years.

Pre-apprenticeship programs offer individuals the opportunity to explore the trades, learn basic skills and gain work experience. They may range from two weeks to two years, and focus on one trade, a sector or multiple trades.

A variety of terms across the country are used including foundations programs, pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship. Common components of these programs include:

    • essential skills
    • safety training
    • personal and professional development
    • hands-on skills development
    • potential job opportunities
    • job shadowing
    • employer contacts and interview preparation
    • ongoing support

Registration for the first three consultation sessions is now open:

    • March 4 — Thunder Bay, ON
    • March 12 — Winnipeg, MB
    • March 19 — St. John’s, NL

See a preliminary agenda here. For more information, please contact Emily at

Related Articles

Latest Articles

Changing Scene