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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 19:30

Red Seal July 2012 e-Newsletter Released

The July 2012 issue of the Red Seal e-Newsletter has been released, and provides information on initiatives such as Strengthening the Red Seal, NOAs for three recently designated Red Seal trades, award presentations and research reports.

The Red Seal e-Newsletter, a joint effort by the Provinces, Territories, and Federal Government, provides information on the Red Seal Program and its initiatives.

The Red Seal Program is recognized as the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades.

Please read the July 2012 issue here.

More information on Red Seal can be found at www.red-seal.ca.

Five New Research Reports Now Available!   From the Red-Seal web-site

The CCDA is pleased to inform you that it has released five reports: four in-depth research reports based on the National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS); and a summary report of the Red Seal employer survey. The NAS was administered by Statistics Canada in 2007 to over 30,000 current and former apprentices and remains one of the most important sources of information on apprenticeship in Canada. The four in-depth research reports based on the 2007 NAS are:

  • Perceptions of the Quality of Training;
  • Interprovincial Mobility;
  • Motivation to Enter Apprenticeship; and,
  • The Impact of Compulsory Certification on Apprenticeship in Canada.

These are the first four of a series of nine reports conducted by the CCDA using the data from the 2007 NAS. The reports, conducted by in-house researchers within federal and provincial/territorial government departments or agencies, are the result of a collaborative and innovative research initiative meant to explore key issues facing apprenticeship and address common information gaps. The remaining five reports from this series are in the process of being released on the Red Seal website and will be available shortly.

The Red Seal employer survey, administered in 2010 to 3,653 private and public sector employers in eight specific trades, was conducted to provide information on the knowledge and use of the Red Seal endorsement in hiring practices among employers in the public and private sectors. Survey results have informed the development of a communication strategy for the CCDA as well as CCDA performance measures. Survey findings will continue to inform initiatives to strengthen the Red Seal Program to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of employers across Canada. The summary report provides highlights of the main findings from the survey.

We hope these reports are helpful and informative!