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Apprentice Ratios: OCoT Needs our Help!
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Apprentice Ratios: OCoT Needs our Help!

When: Friday, May 18, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: LDCA Classroom
331 Aberdeen Dr.
London, Ontario 
Contact: 519-453-5322

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Apprentice Ratios: OCoT Needs our Help!

For many of you, employing and training apprentices is critical to your current and future business. You also know that apprentice ratios are an important aspect of your apprentice strategy.

The Ontario College of Trades (OCoT) is requesting input regarding the process that is to be used to determine the most appropriate apprentice ratio for each trade. This is a controversial issue, often wrapped up in dogma and hard positions, that in the past has created significant conflict.

There are many issues that may include:
• Compulsory and voluntary trade viewpoints and issues.
• Government expectations for improved completion rates.
• Aging workforce and next-gen workers.
• Apprentice skills development.
• Employer support for sponsoring apprentices.

Key areas to be explored are:

What factors should drive the setting of apprentice ratios?

What process should be employed to ensure a proper vetting of various perspectives?

What factors should drive the setting of training standards, and other issues that should be considered if ratios are potentially changed?

What risks may arise with the changing of any apprentice ratio?

To enable LDCA to best represent you at upcoming discussions with OCoT we want your input. As a start to this discussion LDCA is hosting an Apprentice Ratio Forum on May 18, 2018 at the LDCA from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

As we expect significant interest registration is required and attendance will be capped at forty attendees.


There is no charge for LDCA member attendance.

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