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Virtual demo of online tool for apprentices


June 26, 2020
By Ground Water Canada

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Ottawa – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is inviting employers to learn about a new research project and a tool that is being piloted with 2,000 apprentices.

Valid-8 is a software platform that allows apprentices to visually demonstrate learning and progress through multimedia elements such as photos and video.

In the U.K., the platform has helped apprentices document skills achievements, be more productive, safe and progress in their training, the CAF-FCA said in a news release. This research project will investigate whether there are similar benefits for Canadian apprentices. The information gathered throughout the research project will influence policy decisions and help create tools and resources that will assist apprentices progress in their training.

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The Best Practice Models for Industry Engagement, project is funded by the Future Skills Centre, a consortium of members dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in the changing workforce.

CAF-FCA is asking employers who hire apprentices in the electrical, carpentry, welding and plumbing trades to attend a one hour virtual demonstration of the tool and to share information about the research project with their apprentices. For more information, contact Emily.