Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training: Project evaluation report
The Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) project funded ten pilots. Each pilot experimented with alternate delivery technical training. The majority of these involved a combination of in-person instruction and online courses. Other pilots experimented with upfront training, mobile labs and/or simulator training. The FIATT pilots shared goals linked to common apprenticeship challenges, emphasizing the applicability and importance of the initiative to: (1) help apprentices progress and complete their training; (2) reduce wait-lists, time away from the workplace and the number of weeks on Employment Insurance (EI); (3) create access to hands-on training, especially for rural and Northern apprentices, through simulators and mobile training units; (4) engage apprentice learners, instructors, employers and/or underrepresented groups in online training; and (5) support apprentice learning and skills development.