When

Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
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Where

Delta Winnipeg 
350 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2
 

 
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Contact

Racean DiBartolo 
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum 
613-235-4004 x. 207 
racean@caf-fca.org 
 

Building Blocks for Youth Success in the Trades 

Efforts to inform and attract youth to the skilled trades must be accompanied information about what it takes to be successful. At this session, we will look at three competency areas that young people must develop on the path to trades certification - essential skills, technical skills and employability skills - and brainstorm ways the apprentice community can better ensure parents and educators know what it takes to excel as an apprentice.

AGENDA:

8:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30am

Employer Panel

  • Jason Peterson - Labour Relations Lead, Manitoba Hydro
  • Michael Gordon – Training Specialist, UA Canada

9:30am

Presentation:  Skills Canada

  • Introducing Essential Skills Work Ready Youth Program

10:00am

Networking Break

10:20am

Presentation:  High School Apprenticeship Program

  • Kim Poirier & Melissa Phaneuf-Ahi, Manitoba Education and Training 

10:45am

Presentation:  Red River Technical Vocational Area

  • Reg Toews, HSAP Instructor, RRTVA

11:15am

Roundtable Discussion:

  • Based on your experience and what you’ve learned today, identify five priority competency areas that enhance an apprentice’s chance of success.
  • What programs or resources are effective when it comes to preparing youth for trades careers?  Where are there gaps?
  • Are different or additional supports required for under-represented groups?

12:30pm

Wrap-Up & Adjourn