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Employers are hiring more apprentices

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Trevor Harvey was a second-year auto collision apprentice in February 2015

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Trevor Harvey was a second-year auto collision apprentice in
February 2015

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

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More employers are starting to hire and train apprentices. Hiring apprentices helps corporations get good workers. Working as an apprentice helps workers gain skills on-the-job.

Why do we need more apprenticeship opportunities?

Skilled trades workers “don’t grow on trees,” says one employer. Workers need to be trained. They have to get experience. They need opportunities.

Older, experienced workers are retiring. We need new workers with skills and experience.

Read the story and do the exercise.

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