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Get Involved with Apprenticeship: It's a Smart Business Investment

Did you know that apprenticeship training improves a company's bottom line? The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) asked almost 1,000 employers in 16 different trades in a variety of sectors to complete a survey on the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training. The results show that there is a positive return for those employers who invest in apprenticeship. According to the research by CAF, employers receive, on average, a benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training.

  •  MORE INFO... on the benefits of hiring an apprentice is available on the CAF website.
  •  As well, check out the handy EMPLOYER TOOL KIT, which has also been created by CAF. This tool kit contains information about how apprenticeship works; the benefits for your business; mentorship information for your journeyperson/mentor; supports and resources; and employer testimonials.

Get Involved with your Trade: Share your Expertise, Be a Champion

To find out about how you can get involved with your trade, participate on a TRADE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, share your success stories, etc., please contact the Apprenticeship Board:

Halifax Office Mail:
Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
1256 Barrington St., 3rd Fl.
PO Box 578
Halifax, NS   B3J 2S9
Halifax Walk-ins, Couriers:
Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
1256 Barrington St.
Thompson Building, 3rd Fl.
Halifax, NS   B3J 1Y6
Tel: (902) 424-5651
Toll Free (within NS): 1-800-494-5651
Fax: (902) 424-0717