|Latest issue of Canadian Apprenticeship Journal looks at global perspective|
|News - Training|
|Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:09|
Ottawa, Ontario -- October 31, 2012 -- With collision repair facilities often turning to overseas recruitment, a knowledge of the situation as it exists is more important than ever before. The latest issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal provides timely insights into international apprenticeship training systems. “Vocational Education in the Age of a Global Workforce” brings together foreign authors from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to share their visions for vocational training.
The issue highlights common challenges, such as negative perceptions of careers in the skilled trades, and showcases the emerging strategic importance of vocational education and training. Contributors have expressed interest in exploring opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-exchange, with a view to developing effective solutions to common problems.
Countries featured in this issue include Bangladesh, Chile, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. At different stages in the process to reform their vocational educational systems, the strategies employed reflect a variety of social, economic and cultural realities. As a counterpoint, articles about Canada’s homegrown efforts reflect its own challenges and solutions, contributing to the global dialogue.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal is a publication of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. It is a platform to share research and feature articles, and encourage discussion among apprenticeship stakeholders. Contributors include researchers, educators and decision-makers, as well as jurisdictional apprenticeship authorities. The seventh issue is available online at caj-jca.ca.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a non-profit organization working with the apprenticeship community in all regions of Canada to provide an effective national voice. Participants work collaboratively to support vibrant and innovative apprenticeship systems and policies, with a view to developing a highly-skilled, inclusive and mobile skilled trades workforce. Representatives of business, labour, educators, equity-seeking groups and the jurisdictions are among its key stakeholders.
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