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October 9, 2013
Skills training models: Comparing B.C. completion rates
The B.C. Building Trades released a report in September that said there were about 4,000 apprentices in their programs in 2012, with about 760 people receiving Red Seal and other training certification.
The report, entitled Training for the Future, said the completion rate for apprentices under the joint training boards in 2012 was about 85 per cent.
Completion rates have ranged between 85 per cent and 90 per cent between 2008 and 2013.
The joint boards invest more than $13 million annually in training program delivery and train about half of all active construction apprentices.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) recently reported to the Journal of Commerce that as of March 2013 the number of building and construction trades apprentices in their programs was 18,455.
The B.C. Building Trades believe these numbers are inflated because a large number of apprentices are inactive.
The ITA reported certification completion rates in B.C. dropped to 37 per cent in 2011/12 from 43 per cent in 2009/2010.
If there is a lot of inactive apprentices in the ITA numbers, this would contribute to declining completion rates.
The ITA hasn’t responded to Journal of Commerce requests to provide completion rates for building and construction trades. These figures are not published in the ITA’s annual reports.
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