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Why you should Promote Mentorship to Apprentices in Technical Training

Apprenticeship used to include long talks and job shadowing between a journeyperson mentor and apprentice, but times have changed. With today’s demanding production targets and changing demographics, companies have become more dependent on technical training to fulfill this mentoring role.

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Mentorship Pilot Project: Building Capacities, Creating Legacies

BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) has launched a mentorship pilot project developed in partnership with the BC Centre for Employment Excellence and SkillPlan.  This groundbreaking initiative has produced the first online mentorship platform designed specifically for career practitioners. All BCCDA

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VIDEO: Mentoring in the Construction Industry – Journal of Commerce

VIDEO: Mentoring in the Construction Industry Andy Cleven from the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) and Kyle Downie of SkillPlan co-presented a session entitled “Cultivating a Win-Win for Mentors and Mentees/Apprentices” at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Construction Learning Forum

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Mentorship Seminar at VRCA Construction Learning Forum

Andy Cleven from the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) and Kyle Downie of SkillPlan were the presenters at the Cultivating a Win-Win for Mentors and Mentees/Apprentices seminar at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, B.C. on

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Advanced Learners Mentoring Peers

Technical training classes have apprentices with a wide range of abilities. Often there are apprentices who whiz through content and learn skills very easily but there are those who struggle along the way. Apprentices who have finished a task can

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Hiring Workers with the Skill Set You Need

If you’re an employer seeking workers with the skills you need for your company’s business, you should consider investing in an apprentice. In contrast to workers who complete training programs before seeking first time employment, those who complete apprenticeships possess

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Mentoring Strengthens the Construction Industry

Article published in Journal of Commerce, November 2013 – Industry Voices | Kyle Downie http://www.joc.com/article/id57833 Mentorship is part of the solution to an industry’s training needs to ensure the continuation of an industry from one generation to the next. Labour

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Mentorship Programs During Technical Training to Benefit Industry

Learning on the job through a mentoring program is one way for workers to gain immediate, applicable job experience. Having this type of on-the-job training in place at the company encourages less experienced workers to take charge of improving their

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Mentorship Programs to Improve the Skills of Workers in Mining

SkillPlan has been working with companies such as Xstrata and Goldcorp to develop customized training for their employees. Our workplace educators mentor instructors working for mining companies on how to design and develop training that addresses skill needs of workers

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Mentorship Videos – What Makes a Good Mentor?

Tradespeople give their opinion on what makes a good mentor. This mentorship video is an excerpt from SkillPlan’s Six Steps to Mentoring DVD. To order the Instructor’s Guide with included DVD, visit http://www.skillplan.ca today!

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