The Apprenticeship Connection

Welcome to The Apprenticeship Connection newsletter, a publication to share information about apprenticeship in Ontario and how Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) service providers can support the broader skilled trades community.  LBS agencies offer a wide range of academic upgrading services, from building on core, essential skills to preparation for post-secondary programs.

Apprenticeships all include some in-class learning and LBS upgrading can help candidates refresh their core, transferable skills and prepare for more formal learning and exams.  The apprenticeship system is vast and is undergoing transformation.  As a result, it is challenging for LBS programs and instructors to stay informed of critical information.  This newsletter will feature information on skilled trades and apprenticeship resources, trends and initiatives to reinforce the relationship between Literacy and Basic Skills and apprenticeship.

We plan to produce three issues of the newsletter in 2021-2022.  Our first issue focuses on Pre-Apprenticeship, including some successful pre-apprenticeship partnerships with LBS agencies.  If you enjoy this issue, please forward it to others who might be interested, and invite them to subscribe.


Issue #1 – Pre-Apprenticeship

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Published by the Apprenticeship Committee of the Learning Networks of Ontario.  The Learning Networks are regional organizations that support and promote the adult upgrading agencies that are funded by the Employment Ontario (EO) division of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).  All hyperlinks were working properly at the time of publication.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.