New NL apprenticeship guidelines target labour shortage

July 20, 2012

The Newfoundland and Labrador Apprenticeship and Certification Board is approving new guidelines that will allow 2 apprentices to be hired for every journeyperson working in construction trades. The new guidelines, which apply to 16 trades, have been put in place to address a skilled labour shortage in the province. More apprentice jobs will result in more trades students being able to get work experience earlier and companies being able to hire more apprentices. CBC