CAF-FCA Unveils Trades Talent – An Innovative Speaker Connection Service at 2024 National Apprenticeship Conference

June 14, 2024

The 2024 National Apprenticeship Conference saw an exciting announcement from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) with the launch of Trades Talent, an innovative online service designed to connect event planners with expert speakers in the skilled trades sector. This ground-breaking platform promises to be a game-changer for those seeking knowledgeable and engaging speakers for their next trades-related event.

Trades Talent aims to simplify the process of finding and booking top-tier speakers who possess expertise in various skilled trades. The platform features a comprehensive database of professionals, including industry leaders, seasoned tradespeople, and educators who can deliver keynote addresses, workshops, and panel discussions tailored to the needs of any trades event.

Key Features of Trades Talent:

Speaker Database: Those planning an event can browse a curated selection of skilled trades experts, ensuring they find the perfect match for their event’s theme and audience.

Easy Booking Process: The platform offers a streamlined booking system, allowing users to efficiently manage speaker engagements from inquiry to confirmation.

Diverse Topics: Speakers cover a wide range of subjects, including apprentice and employer supports, labour market information, hiring and retention and EDI best practices.

Customizable Searches: Advanced search filters help planners locate speakers based on topic, area of expertise and geographic location.

Reliable Expertise: All speakers are vetted for their knowledge and ability to deliver compelling presentations that resonate with audiences.

CAF-FCA CEO, France Daviault expressed enthusiasm about the potential impact of Trades Talent on the skilled trades community: “We are thrilled to introduce Trades Talent at this year’s conference. Our goal is to bridge the gap between event planners and the wealth of knowledge within the skilled trades. By providing a platform that highlights the expertise of Canada’s trades professionals, we hope to elevate the quality of discussions and education at trades events across the country.”

The launch of Trades Talent aligns with CAF-FCA’s mission to promote apprenticeship training and support the esteem of skilled trades careers. The service is expected to enhance the visibility of trades experts and facilitate the sharing of valuable insights, ultimately contributing to the growth and development of the skilled trades industry.


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