Unlocking Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways

Unlocking Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways increases the participation of underrepresented groups in the skilled trades – such as women, Indigenous people, newcomers, people with disabilities and youth – and contributes to their success.

In partnership with the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), Unlocking Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways helps those facing barriers to education access tailored training designed to support skills development, applied learning opportunities and the pursuit of a fulfilling career.

New resources! Access promising practices in trades diversity and inclusion, tools to help adapt curriculum and programs to make them more accessible to and inclusive of underrepresented, and other multimedia resources.
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Colleges and institutes are experts in hands-on learning and offer over 300 pre-apprenticeship programs in over 20 skilled trades. Over 80 of those programs are designed to support underrepresented and vulnerable groups.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10
Reduced Inequalities
We champion access for all. Our national programs and projects provide equitable opportunities for all Canadians, especially those from underrepresented groups such as women, racialized people, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities.

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Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada as part of the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness (STAR) Program