Vancouver Island University
Monica Shore: Formerly, there were no—there have been no statistics on the traditional craft trades sector. One of the problems has been lack of a good definition of this sector using words that people don’t understand or just a variety of definitions. So one of the major contributions of this knowledge synthesis report has been on defining what this sector is about.
Further implications include a better understanding of the development, the development needs of training institutions, so how schools and universities can improve their apprenticeship programs, can improve that transition from the education institution into the marketplace into the workforce and just generating a much more widespread awareness of what this sector is about in order to enable growth.