Employability skills are what you need to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work—they are the skills, attitudes, and behaviours you need to participate and progress in today’s dynamic world of work.
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- read and understand information presented in a variety of forms (e.g., words, graphs, charts, diagrams)
- write and speak so others pay attention and understand
- listen and ask questions to understand and appreciate the points of view of others
- share information using a range of information and communications technologies (e.g., voice, e-mail, computers)
- use relevant scientific, technological, and mathematical knowledge and skills to explain or clarify ideas
- locate, gather, and organize information using appropriate technology and information systems
- access, analyze, and apply knowledge and skills from various disciplines (e.g., the arts, languages, science, technology, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities)
- decide what needs to be measured or calculated
- observe and record data using appropriate methods, tools, and technology
- make estimates and verify calculations
Think and Solve Problems
- assess situations and identify problems
- seek different points of view and evaluate them based on facts
- recognize the human, interpersonal, technical, scientific, and mathematical dimensions of a problem
- identify the root cause of a problem
- be creative and innovative in exploring possible solutions
- readily use science, technology, and mathematics as ways to think, gain, and share knowledge, solve problems, and make decisions
- evaluate solutions to make recommendations or decisions
- implement solutions
- check to see if a solution works, and act on opportunities for improvement
- Demonstrate Positive Attitudes and Behaviours
- feel good about yourself and be confident
- deal with people, problems, and situations with honesty, integrity, and personal ethics
- recognize your own and other people’s good efforts
- take care of your personal health
- show interest, initiative, and effort
- set goals and priorities balancing work and personal life
- plan and manage time, money, and other resources to achieve goals
- assess, weigh, and manage risk
- be accountable for your actions and the actions of your group
- be socially responsible and contribute to your community
- work independently or as part of a team
- carry out multiple tasks or projects
- be innovative and resourceful: identify and suggest alternative ways to achieve goals and get the job done
- be open and respond constructively to change
- learn from your mistakes and accept feedback
- cope with uncertainty
- be willing to continuously learn and grow
- assess personal strengths and areas for development
- set your own learning goals
- identify and access learning sources and opportunities
- plan for and achieve your learning goals
- be aware of personal and group health and safety practices and procedures, and act in accordance with them
Work with Others
- understand and work within the dynamics of a group
- ensure that a team’s purpose and objectives are clear
- be flexible: respect, and be open to and supportive of the thoughts, opinions, and contributions of others in a group
- recognize and respect people’s diversity, individual differences, and perspectives
- accept and provide feedback in a constructive and considerate manner
- contribute to a team by sharing information and expertise
- lead or support when appropriate, motivating a group for high performance
- understand the role of conflict in a group to reach solutions
- manage and resolve conflict when appropriate
Participate in Projects and Tasks
- plan, design, or carry out a project or task from start to finish with well-defined objectives and outcomes
- develop a plan, seek feedback, test, revise, and implement
- work to agreed-upon quality standards and specifications
- select and use appropriate tools and technology for a task or project
- adapt to changing requirements and information
- continuously monitor the success of a project or task and identify ways to improve
Why start an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship puts you on the road to increased demand for your skills, better wages and a chance for more challenging and responsible jobs.
Apprenticeship, and eventually journeyperson credentials, tells employers you’re skilled, experienced and serious about your career.
Start an Apprenticeship and Earn While You Learn!
Stage 1: Industry Needs Analysis
The purpose of the Industry Needs Analysis is to:
- Express an intention to develop a new apprenticeship program or modify an existing one.
- Present the rationale and support for the new program or program modification
- Seek approval from ITA to proceed with further exploration and development of the concept in the form of a new or revised credentialing model and OAC.
- Content for New Program Industry Needs Analysis
- Where applicable, ensure the Industry Needs Analysis for new programs will include:
- Overview of the history and state of the industry that will support the program.
- Why apprenticeship is the best training model for the industry and this program.
- Evidence of sufficient demand in the industry to sustain an apprenticeship.
- Description of how implementation of the proposed program will affect the industry, workers, BC economy, and general public.
- Evidence of industry support for the program.
- Content for Modified Program Industry Needs Analysis
- Where applicable, ensure the Industry Needs Analysis for modified programs will include:
- Description of recommended change
- Rationale for change
- Scope of change
- Resources required to implement the change
- Impact of change on industry, including transition plan
- Impact of change on apprentices, including transition plan
- Impact of change on program delivery, including transition plan.
- Deliver the Industry Needs Analysis to the ITA, and communicate results to stakeholders.