More than 500 delegates from across Canada are expected to attend the National Apprenticeship Conference next week in Montreal.
The conference will highlight initiatives, programs and strategies that contribute to Canada’s apprenticeship system. Organizers say a number of innovative on-the-ground approaches to finding and retaining apprentices will be showcased.
The event, which will be held at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel June 10–12, will feature a keynote address by Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, and remarks from federal minister of employment, workforce development and labour Patricia Hajdu.
A number of breakout sessions are scheduled on topics ranging from innovation in youth engagement, to augmented reality in trades training, to building initiatives that support apprentice completion.