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Need more info? Here are some contacts: Under the terms of the Canadian Constitution, each province and territory has the responsibility for apprenticeship training. The legislation permits each jurisdiction to designate occupations for apprenticeship. Alberta General information: contact the Department of Advanced Education and Career Development – central office, phone (403) 427-8765, www.tradesecrets.org British Columbia…

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Apprenticeship Stats, Facts and Tips

  In Canada, 1 out of 7 people who work has a trade certificate. Source: 1996 Census of Canada, Statistics Canada According to recent trade grads: 93% are satisfied with their current jobs; 73% would make the same educational choice again. Job Futures 2000, Human Resources Development Canada Approximately 177,700 people were registered in trades…

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apprenticesearch.com

By Dianne Seed Employers and apprenticeship candidates/apprentices can now link up via the internet on the website www.apprenticesearch.com. This free service was initially piloted in Halton Region, but after great success, expanded to nearby Peel and Dufferin, encompassing the larger cities of Brampton, Mississauga, Orangeville, Caledon plus the surrounding areas. Informational areas of the website…

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What’s New

  As we launch the fifth volume of the Contact Point Bulletin, we thought it would be appropriate to recap our history, give thanks to those who got us here, and look ahead to the future. President’s Report In the summer of 1996, practitioners from various sectors came together to look at developing a resource…

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Book Club

  Self-Promotion for the Creative Person : Get the Word Out About Who You Are and What You Do By Lee T. Silber Three Rivers Press, 2001, ISBN: 0609806262 Review by Heather Gregory, Conestoga College practicum student Self Promotion for the Creative Individual was written specifically for those right-brained folk who think and act in…

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Practitioner’s Corner

Job Developers By Rachel Banks Hello Everyone; This article is the first of what I hope will be many more to come in the Practitioner’s Corner being submitted by individuals who work in the placement department of their organization. Job Development is a unique area of employment that in many circumstances does not receive the…

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What’s New

  Contact Point Relaunches in 2003 We’ve revamped and relaunched the Contact Point website! After months of overhauling, we have created a fully integrated and searchable database of the resources and tools you can use easily. We’ve also added a number of new features. Here are some highlights of what you can find on the…

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The Super Series

  In 1957, Donald Super proposed his now-famous Career Development Stages: Growth 0 – 14 Try multiple experiences Form self-concept Develop an understanding of the meaning and purpose of work Exploration 14 – 24 Recognize and accept need to make career decisions Become aware of interests and abilities Identify possible work fields Secure training Establishment…

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Canadian Events BC’s Annual Career Development Conference: CDC 2008, Career Management Association of BC (BCCMA), Vancouver, BC. March 4-7, 2008 Workplace Health 2008: The Battle for Mental Well-being, The Conference Board of Canada, Toronto, ON. March 26-27, 2008 CANNEXUS™ 2008: National Career Development Conference, CERIC – Canadian Education & Research Institute for Counselling, Montréal,…

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