The pathway to becoming a certified journeyperson is challenging. Apprentices need a solid foundation in essential skills to cope with the demands of learning a new trade. Evidence suggests that targeted, instructor-led essential skills training makes a difference. Bow Valley College and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, through a multi-year collaboration, have demonstrated that embedding essential skills supports into apprenticeship programs can substantially improve learner outcomes.Learn More
The Essential Skills for Apprentices project is a national initiative that aims to expand on an instructor-led model of supplemental essential skills training that has proven effective, on a small scale, at improving completion rates in first-year apprenticeship programs.Learn More
About Essential Skills
Literacy and essential skills competencies underpin success in both the workplace and in life. These critical, foundational skills allow us to accurately and effectively access information and solve problems in a complex, ever-changing and knowledge-intensive society.Learn More
Want to get involved? Become a project partner. We’re looking for partner institutions from across Canada to join this initiative. Colleges, polytechnics,
pre-apprenticeship training providers and employers are invited to join this project as a national partner.
For more information about the Essential Skills for Apprentices project including engagement opportunities:Learn More