Ontario Adult Apprenticeship Program | Research and Evaluation

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    This program is funded by
the Government of Ontario.

Why Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Shared Appreticeship Model for Adults

In 2018, Centre for Skills Development partnered with the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI), to implement and evaluate a new model of shared apprenticeship called the Ontario Adult Apprenticeship Program (OAAP).  

Young adults interested in apprenticeship can enroll in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) while still in high school, but the majority of adults wanting to pursue an apprenticeship do not have access to a similar program. Through OAAP, the Centre implemented a shared apprenticeship model targeted at adults who are not registered in OYAP or signed on with a union and acted as a third-party broker between adult apprenticeship candidates and a consortium of employers with a focus on the Millwrighting, Machining, Industrial Electrical, and Tool and Die trades.

Participants in the evaluation were adult students, over the age of 21, who had participated in Centre pre-apprenticeship programs and were seeking shared apprenticeship opportunities in the industrial sector.
The long term goal of OAAP is to increase the number of fully qualified journeypersons.

A final report on the project is expected to be available in early 2019 and will be shared on this page.

Hear more about the project on Innovating Employment 

For more information about the Ontario Adult Apprenticeship Program or to get involved please contact trades@centreforskills.ca