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Webinar: Skills for Success: Supporting Indigenous Learners in the Skilled Trades



Join us and learn about holistic approaches and practices that support Indigenous learners interested in pursuing careers in the skilled trades. The findings are based upon 50 interviews completed with Indigenous trades program administrators, tradespeople and Knowledge Keepers.

This project builds upon previous work CAF-FCA did related to evaluating success in pre-apprenticeship. In 2019 and 2020, CAF-FCA developed a framework and tools for evaluating success in pre-apprenticeship programming.[1] During the consultations, Indigenous partners spoke about the importance of holistic approaches that consider the well-being of the individual learner and community rather than solely skill-based models. Indigenous partners believed facilitating strong relationships with community leaders and elders and with external partners such as employers, unions and colleges creates a community of support for the learner. Although employment can be one goal, they suggested that measures of “success” are often too narrowly defined and do not consider the variety of ways individuals may apply their skills to help their family and community members. Indigenous partners encouraged CAF-FCA to implement the current project where these alternate approaches could be discussed in greater detail and discussion across the country could be facilitated.

[1] The framework can be accessed by creating a free account on the CAF-FCA website: Evaluating Success in Pre-Apprenticeship: Evaluation Tools Guide


Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Location: Online

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