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Apprenticeship declines for third year in Ont.


March 2, 2011
By Daily Commercial News

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Apprenticeship declines for third year in Ont.
Ontario contractors have reported a third straight year
in declining intentions to employ apprentices, but this is not an
indicator companies underestimate their value, the Ontario Construction
Secretariat says.

March 2, 2011 – Ontario contractors have reported a third straight year in declining intentions to employ apprentices, but this is not an indicator companies underestimate their value, the Ontario Construction Secretariat says.

“The number has declined, but it is not an unusual pattern because typically in times of economic downturn, as in 2008 and 2009, contractors and businesses are reluctant to bring apprentices on. When you want to bring an apprentice on, you want to be able to provide them work,” explained Sean Strickland, chief executive officer of the OCS. | READ MORE

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