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Apprenticeship programs continue to grow in popularity as North America confronts a significant skills shortage and the increasing cost of postsecondary education. Look to these quick references as a support tool for apprenticeship program coordinators, trustees and directors.


Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

As we emerge from the pandemic, demand for skilled workers continues to increase throughout North America, partly due to a focus on infrastructure investment and workforce development initiatives. At the same time, the high cost of postsecondary education and rising student loan debt are driving conversations about alternative pathways to prosperity. In this environment, the outlook for a career in the trades has never been brighter. But challenges remain for those who manage apprenticeship programs.

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Financial Skills for Life: An Introduction to Personal Finance

Financial Skills for Life

Young workers have a lot to learn. Not only are they acquiring new job skills, but it may be the first time many of them have been offered benefits or earned a substantial paycheck. This approachable online course will help new workers build solid personal finances. It highlights the issues they should consider as they are getting started in their jobs and provides helpful tools for the future.

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Apprenticeship Program Answer Guide

​Apprenticeship Program Answer Guide

This online resource is designed to be a quick reference for apprenticeship program coordinators, trustees and directors, and other interested constituents whenever a question arises. With a focus on practicality, the guide addresses apprenticeship program topics from top to bottom, with subjects ranging from recruiting to audits to trends and more. Looking for a specific question? Access the Guide outline here.

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Survey Reports

Top Trends in Apprenticeship Programs 2022 Survey Report

Top Trends in Apprenticeship Programs 2024 Survey Report

The Foundation has conducted a biennial survey of training programs across the U.S. and Canada since 2010. The 2024 edition of the survey examines the challenges faced by programs and apprentices, recruitment and retention initiatives, life skills initiatives, program marketing strategies, and the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorder issues within apprenticeship programs as well as the support available to current apprentices.

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