“Today, one of the biggest hurdles for apprenticeships is securing employment with an employer, and employers are an essential component of any apprenticeships – as basically 80 per cent of an apprentice’s journey is spent in practical training under the guidance of their employer,” ITA’s Apprenticeship Advisor for northeast B.C., Pam Eales said.
Students, local employers, and other industry stakeholders were present to learn more about how the tool works and how it can assist them in their job or apprentice search.
Feron Young of Murray GM says, “Apprentice job match tool is a great idea because it opens up the employment pool for industry.”
ITA says by 2022, there are expected to be “one million jobs” opening in B.C.
“Northern Lights College is pleased that its students will be able to make good use of the Apprentice Job Match tool,” Rene Tremblay, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships, Northern Lights College said. “It’s a great way to connect local employers with our apprentices and speed up the process of building solid careers in the trades.”
If you missed today’s announcement, ITA is hosting a webinar on November 12 to take B.C. apprentices and employers through the online job match process step-by-step.