CCDA 2015-2017 Strategic Priorities

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is pleased to announce its new Strategic Directions for 2015-2017. The CCDA met in early February to review its Strategic Directions for the next three years. In light of changing and newly emerging priorities at the CCDA level, the council felt that it was important to take stock of where it is with initiatives currently underway and to re-prioritize its work in order to complete current initiatives so that they are sustainable in the long-term.

In an effort to ensure that the Red Seal Program continues to meet and exceed stakeholder expectations, the CCDA felt it was necessary to restructure its strategic direction and focus on emerging priorities that are of significant importance to a variety of stakeholders. As a result of the timeframes for delivery of certain CCDA initiatives such as Harmonization, other CCDA initiatives will be postponed. Through these new strategic priorities, the CCDA is focussing more attention on stakeholder engagement in CCDA initiatives and striving to maintain the Red Seal Program as the Canadian Standard of Excellence for skilled trades.

The CCDA 2015-2017 Strategic Priorities are:

Strategic Priority 1 – Harmonization

Harmonize jurisdictional requirements, processes and tools for the apprenticeship training and certification of domestic and internationally trained trade qualifiers.

Strategic Priority 2 – Employer Engagement

Enhance employers’ participation and engagement in apprenticeship programs.

Strategic Priority 3 – Standards and Assessments

Implement enhanced standards and introduce efficiencies in product development and maintenance.

Strategic Priority 4 – Communications

Develop a strategy to clearly and consistently communicate the CCDA’s initiatives and apprenticeship opportunities to government and non-government stakeholders.

For more information on this announcement, please email the Red Seal Secretariat or call 1-877-599-6933.

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