The Enhancing Pre-apprentice and Apprentice Training Tools (EPATT) project aims to develop and rigorously test a more structured approach to Essential Skills (ES) training for 14 of the Red Seal construction trades by enhancing pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programming. The enhanced model will be implemented across the country in five regions with 1,250 construction tradesworkers via union training schools and/or their partnering public post-secondary colleges. Project partners include SkillPlan (lead), Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) and their affiliated contractors, BC Colleges (BCC) and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). SRDC will be responsible for the research and evaluation strategy, including the initial needs analysis to better understand the learning needs of non-traditional tradesworkers as well as a quasi-experimental research design for the full pilot test of the training model and ES tools and resources. The project will run for four years from February 2019 to January 2023.
Published: January 2023
Capability: Experimentation - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Literacy and Essential Skills
Population: Low-skilled Workers