Friday, January 4th, 2013

Newfoundland and Labrador Advance Trades and Apprenticeships

Newfoundland and Labrador Advance Trades and Apprenticeships

The Provincial Government is investing more than $48 million annually to support apprentices.

The skilled trades in Newfoundland and Labrador saw major advancements in 2012 and the provincial government is looking to do even more. The Minister of Advanced Education and Skills recently spoke about where the government wants the trades to be in a decade.

“The successes we had in 2012, from improving our province’s apprenticeship system to identifying opportunities where Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can partner to strengthen our labour force, are the reasons we created the Department of Advanced Education and Skills,” said the Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills.

“In the nine years of this administration, we’ve been gathering the expertise and insights of people across business, labour, education and other key sectors to provide strategies that will lead to solutions. This is exactly what we are doing and we are determined to keep the momentum going.”

Some of their recent gains include:

  • The Provincial Government is investing more than $48 million annually to support apprentices.
  • The number of registered apprentices in Newfoundland and Labrador rising from 3,464 to 5,782, an increase of 67 per cent, since 2007.
  • The number of journeyperson certificates issued annually rising from 340 to 557 since 2007, an increase of 64 per cent.
Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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