NACC member Academy Canada Career College is in the process of establishing a partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association to help trades apprentices get their first job.
The Newfoundland-based career college has offered several 9-month skilled trade apprenticeship Diploma programs, including Construction/Industrial Electrical, Welding, Carpentry, Automotive Service, Insulator (Heat & Frost), Plumber and Steamfitter/Pipefitter since 2000. The partnership with the construction association seeks to bridge the gap between training and employment and help apprentices get their first job, faster.
Michael Atkinson, president of the Canadian Construction Association has noted that by the end of this decade, Canada will have a 320,000-shortfall of skilled workers.
The NACC strongly advocates important partnerships such as these as a vital step to helping students make that crucial early transition into the workforce.