One of the best ways to learn a skill is to be able to take a ‘hands on’ approach – this is why apprenticeship programs are so important. Part of the importance of apprenticeship training is being able to be properly mentored during the experience.
The Building Trades of Alberta (BTA) have launched the Building Trades Apprentice Mentoring Project to ‘investigate and develop a mentoring program specific to Building Trades apprentices.’
After the last BTA Conference a group was formed to explore what they could do to create a mentorship initiative that could be used across projects, employers and unions.
It is a large initiative and the BTA says that a critical part of the whole process is getting valuable input from their members.
In order to do this, they are asking people to take a quick survey that can be found on their website.
“We need to understand what our apprentices want and require, and we need to draw on the invaluable experience and expertise of our journeypersons and supervisors,” said the BTA in a statement on their website.
They said that the input they get will play a ‘significant role in the development of a successful program.’
Responses on the survey are confidential and will be kept with the BTA and your union.
For more information visit http://bta.ca/index.php.