An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and in-class learning that leads to certification. These apprenticeships allow the tradesperson in training to develop their skills through actual experience and it prepares them for the workforce. With more people becoming interested in apprenticeships as a practical way to build their skills and receive certification, apprenticeship programs are quickly growing the next generation of workers. Don’t let your company miss out on the opportunity to get passionate and knowledgeable workers from the start of their thriving careers. Apprenticeships aren’t only beneficial for the apprentices, they are also beneficial to the companies that employ them during their apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship Benefits For Employers
Fostering Loyalty. When your company either takes on an apprentice or if you have a general labourer who would be a good candidate for an apprenticeship, you have the opportunity to make them feel like a part of your team from day one. By taking on an apprentice, you increase the chances that they will remain loyal to you and work for you as a certified tradesperson when they have completed their training. Considering the number of retirements expected in the next 10 years, retaining quality workers will be an invaluable resource.
Company Familiarity. Training an apprentice allows them to understand how your company works, who the people are, and what the employer expects from them. It also gives the worker a community of coworkers that get to know the apprentice, which leads to a positive work environment for all. Because the apprentice is there to learn, they will have a positive attitude and will take criticism in a way other seasoned workers may resist. Having someone new to the field lets you mold them into the type of worker you would like to have at your company.
Affordable Work. The apprenticeship is beneficial to both the worker and the employer, as the worker gains invaluable experience and the employer gains a worker who may initially be lacking experience but who will quickly grow without costing the company. Apprenticeships typically make companies more revenue while costing less than fully trained workers. While the apprentice will make a larger wage for each year of successful training, they are still very well-priced skilled labourers who are actively trying to build their experience.
Tax Credits. When a company hires an apprentice registered in the Red Seal program, they can receive a tax credit through the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC). Employers can get as much as $2,000 per year for each apprentice and any unused credit may be carried back 3 years and carried forward 20 years.
Apprenticeships And Matrix Labour Leasing
Matrix Labour Leasing is a staffing solutions company focused on facilitating the upward mobility of tradespeople in the construction industry. Apprenticeships benefit both the worker and the employer, which is why Matrix works directly with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to promote the careers of people seeking opportunities in the trades. Our partnership with Merit Contractors Association offers tuition reimbursement to job-seeking members working towards their journeyperson tickets, making it easier for business owners to encourage their workers to pursue an apprenticeship. With this support, apprenticeship has never been so beneficial for both the labourer and their employer. To learn more about apprenticeship positions through Matrix Labour Leasing, call 1-866-666-9520 or fill out the online contact form.
Q: Where does Matrix operate?
A: While Matrix Labour Leasing is a Calgary owned and based business, our staffing agency places workers in construction jobs all across Canada and in the US.
Q: Does Matrix Labour Leasing only specialize in construction staffing solutions?
A: No, we also specialize in labour staffing across Canada for:
- Industrial Construction
- Commercial Construction
- Oil and Gas
- Pipeline Construction
Matrix can help you find workers in all levels of employment including roles as labourers, executives, and support.
Q: What do apprentices have to do to progress?
A: To progress, apprentices are required to successfully complete the technical training period and the industry examination(s), in addition to completing the hours and months of on-the-job training required for each period of the apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship program lasts 1-4 years depending on the trade.