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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Advisors to boost apprenticeship completion rates

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is introducing advisors to improve apprenticeship completion rates in B.C., but some argue there is a need for more comprehensive change.

"We heard from both apprentices and sponsors that there is a need for additional support," said Gary Herman, the ITA’s interim CEO.

"Apprenticeship advisors will be located regionally and act as the senior points of contact for apprentices and sponsors."

The newly created positions are intended to coach apprentices to help improve continuation and completion rates.

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.