fINDING an Employer
According to the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, for every $1 an employer invests in an apprentice, they receive an average return of $1.47 – and that’s before they’ve even earned their certification!
Sometimes, finding an employer can take a few months. It can take a while to find a business that is looking for an apprentice, and one that can support you for the length of your apprenticeship.
It’s important to remember that some employers may not know much about apprenticeship. It’s good to know your facts before approaching them, so that you can provide answers to their questions. Here are some resources that can help you approach employers, from notes on how to establish a program, and on the return on training investment that can be anticipated.
- Earning Return on Training Investment (PDF)
- What is Apprenticeship? (And why don't we use it?) (PDF)
- What does it take to create an Apprenticeship program? (PDF)
- A Journeyperson's guide to apprentice training (PDF)
- Consider a female apprentice (PDF)
- Testimonials (PDF)
- Apprenticeship resources – just ask (PDF)
- Complete Toolkit (PDF)