Opportunities for youth to apprentice in the trades

Title

Opportunities for youth to apprentice in the trades

Author

Murphy, Ashley

Host Organization

Economic Diversification Committee
Host contact: Babbs, Trevor

Supervising Faculty

Brunger, Alan
Department: Geography

Reference Number

TP-472

Date

2004

Location of Document

U-Links Office

Area

Haliburton County

Subject

Apprenticeship and training opportunities in the trades

Abstract

Arising from a concern that Haliburton has one of the highest unemployment rates in the province, this research sets out to provide information about apprenticeships and training opportunities in the trades to youth and employers, and to provide them with employment options in their home community.

The research was conducted over the 2003-2004 academic year and begins with a literature review of employment opportunities offered on an international, national, provincial, and county scale. Primary research, collected through telephone surveys with local employers, sets out to determine: what employers know about apprentice programs in the trades, which businesses currently offer such opportunities, what barriers exist to such programming, and what employers are looking for in apprenticeship training. Results are presented and analyzed and recommendations proposed to better facilitate such training programs.

Publisher

Trent University

Files

Reference

Murphy, Ashley, Opportunities for youth to apprentice in the trades, Trent University, 2004