StatsCan releases study on apprentices who discontinue programs


Statistics Canada has released a research paper on educational pathways for apprentices who discontinued their apprenticeship programs. Researchers Hyeongsuk Jin, Sophia Su and Sophie Castel note that more than two-fifths of the apprentices who registered between 2008 and 2010 discontinued their programs within the next six years. Reflecting on these apprentices’ subsequent paths, the researchers noted key differences in the subsequent educational choices of apprentices of different genders and age groups. Men tended to switch to a different trade while women tended to switch to another postsecondary program altogether. Younger apprentices were also more likely to pursue other postsecondary programs, while their older counterparts were more likely to exit the postsecondary system entirely. StatsCan| StatsCan (Paper) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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