The large majority of technical training in the skilled building trades takes place on the job through mentoring relationships. Employers report mentorship as the key to developing a qualified tradesperson — however, they also report the quality of mentorship as drastically uneven. Many tradespersons are required to mentor apprentices but have never been prepared adequately to do so. This project is supporting the development and evaluation of mentorship training models in BC’s construction sector. Building on an earlier Labour Market Information (LMI) study and sector needs analysis, this phase of the project is undertaking the development of a comprehensive strategy for the design, implementation, and evaluation of an enhanced mentorship program that addresses the specific business needs and performance gaps experienced by the electrical trades in British Columbia.
Published: January 2018
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Literacy and Essential Skills
Population: Low-skilled Workers - Students