Expanding apprenticeships, rethinking education models to boost AB’s economy

July 27, 2020
In a discussion of apprenticeship-based learning in Alberta, Janet Lane considers how expanding the number of occupations trained through this model could improve the training opportunities for under- and unemployed Albertans. Lane compares Alberta’s model to successful European models of workplace learning and describes how these could provide the government and higher education institutions with examples. “With so many well-educated and experienced workers looking for good quality work right now, apprenticeship could be the way to fill their gaps in required competencies and enable them to become the job-ready candidates that new employers are looking for,” concludes Lane. The Province (AB)