How Well Are Apprentices Coping in Their Apprenticeship Journey?

We survey apprentices and their program coordinators at regular intervals to find out how we can help them in their apprenticeship journey. Our primary goal is to give apprentices the best chance to complete their program on time. Apprentices are surveyed at 1 month; 3 months; 6 months and 1 year into their apprenticeship program. The results are shown below in separate tabs and are continually updated (Last: February 2024).

Running total: Responses: 616; Apprentices: 517; Program coordinators: 99

1 Month

Successful completion (n = 97)

Rate how workplace and industry culture impacts your successful completion of the apprenticeship program.

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Rating # %
More Likely 58​ 60%
Neither More Less 22​ 23%
Unsure 10​ 10%
Less Likely 7​ 7%

Likelihood of completion (n = 98)

Rate your confidence you will complete your apprenticeship training on time.

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Rating # %
Very Likely 76​ 78%
Somewhat 15​ 15%
Not Sure 3​ 3%
Not Likely 4​ 4%

Types of assistance received (n = 173)

What types of everyday items did you get assistance with?

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Type # %
Food 26​ 14%
Health care 19​​ 14%
Housing 19​​ 11%
Tools 21​ 11%
Fees 18​ 10%
Proper work clothing 20 10%
Reliable transportation 15​ 8%
Utilities 13​ 8%
Not applicable 12​ 7%
Prefer not to say 8​ 5%
Child care 6​ 2%

Affording items

What difficulty did you have in affording these everyday items?

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Item No difficulty Some difficulty Very difficult Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Childcare 30% 9% 7% 2% 44% 6%
Proper work clothing 54% 26% 10% 0 2% 6%
Fees (registration / books / unions / etc.) 59% 17% 6% 2% 7% 6%
Food 50% 33% 6% 2% 1% 6%
Healthcare 54% 16% 8% 5% 9% 6%
Housing 39% 31% 12% 2% 7% 6%
Tools 53% 23% 11% 0 4% 6%
Reliable transportation & related expenses 41% 35% 15% 0 1% 6%
Utilities 50% 27% 8% 0 6% 6%

Negative impact

What areas do you think might have a negative impact on your ability to complete your apprenticeship?

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Area Not likely Likely negative Unsure Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Childcare 32% 8% 8% 1% 43% 6%
Proper work clothing 60% 13% 13% 1% 4% 6%
Fees (registration / books / union, etc.) 60% 10% 15% 0 7% 6%
Food 62% 11% 14% 1% 4% 6%
Healthcare 58% 9% 18% 2% 5% 6%
Housing 52% 19% 15% 0 5% 6%
Tools 61% 14% 11% 0 5% 6%
Reliable transportation & related expenses 45% 27% 16% 0 2% 6%
3 Month

Successful completion (n = 98)

Rate how workplace and industry culture impacts your successful completion of the apprenticeship program.

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Rating # %
More Likely 64 65%
Neither More Less 18 18%
Unsure 10 10%
Less Likely 6 6%

Likelihood of completion (n = 98)

Rate your confidence you will complete your apprenticeship training on time.

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Rating # %
Very Likely 87 89%
Somewhat 8 8%
Not Sure 1 1%
Not Likely 2 2%

Types of assistance received (n = 122)

What types of everyday items did you get assistance with?

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Type # %
Food 19 16%
Tools 16 13%
Reliable transportation 14 11%
Housing 13 11%
Proper work clothing 12 10%
Not applicable 11 9%
Fees 10 8%
Health care 10 8%
Utilities 7 6%
Prefer not to say 6 5%
Child care 4 3%

Affording items

What difficulty did you have in affording these everyday items?

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Item No difficulty Some difficulty Very difficult Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Child care 40% 7% 9% 1% 34% 5%
Proper work clothing 57% 27% 6% 0 1% 5%
Fees (registration / books / unions / etc.) 64% 12% 4% 1% 10% 5%
Food 60% 22% 6% 4% 9% 5%
Health care 62% 18% 7% 1% 4% 5%
Housing 44% 30% 10% 2% 7% 5%
Tools 57% 22% 6% 0 7% 5%
Reliable transportation & related expenses 50% 29% 11% 0 2% 6%
Utilities 53% 22% 10% 2% 7% 5%

Negative impact

What areas do you think might have a negative impact on your ability to complete your apprenticeship?

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Area Not likely Likely negative Unsure Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Child care 39% 12% 4% 0 37% 5%
Proper work clothing 67% 11% 11% 0 4% 5%
Fees (registration / books / union, etc.) 62% 9% 12% 0 9% 5%
Food 66% 8% 12% 0 5% 5%
Health care 64% 11% 11% 0 5% 5%
Housing 52% 18% 16% 0 6% 5%
Tools 61% 12% 13% 0 7% 5%
Reliable transportation & related expenses 52% 20% 15% 1% 3% 5%
6 Month

Successful completion (n = 88)

Rate how workplace and industry culture impacts your successful completion of the apprenticeship program.

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Rating # %
More Likely 63 64%
Neither More Less 24 24%
Unsure 4 4%
Less Likely 7 7%

Likelihood of completion (n = 89)

Rate your confidence you will complete your apprenticeship training on time.

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Rating # %
Very Likely 77 78%
Somewhat 18 18%
Not Sure 1 1%
Not Likely 3 3%

Types of assistance received (n = 80)

What types of everyday items did you get assistance with?

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Type # %
Fees 10 13%
Proper work clothing 9 11%
Reliable transportation 9 11%​
Health care 9 11%​
Not applicable 9 11%​
Tools 8 10%
Food 8 10%
Housing 7 9%
Prefer not to say 5 6%
Utilities 4 5%
Child care 2 3%

Affording items

What difficulty did you have in affording these everyday items?

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Item No difficulty Some difficulty Very difficult Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Childcare 37% 10% 4% 0 40% 6%
Proper work clothing 57% 28% 4% 0 3% 6%​
Fees (registration / books / unions / etc.) 62% 24% 4% 0 3% 6%​
Food 48% 33% 9% 0 3% 6%​
Healthcare 66% 16% 4% 0 6% 6%​
Housing 45% 25% 18% 0 4% 6%​
Tools 53% 25% 10% 0 4% 6%​
Reliable transportation & related expenses 42% 42% 9% 0 0 6%​
Utilities 51% 27% 9% 1% 4% 6%​

Negative impact

What areas do you think might have a negative impact on your ability to complete your apprenticeship?

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Area Not likely Likely negative Unsure Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Childcare 41% 10% 7% 0 34% 5%
Proper work clothing 68% 15% 9% 0 1% 6%
Fees (registration / books / union, etc.) 60% 16% 13% 1% 1% 6%
Food 59% 15% 16% 1% 1% 6%
Healthcare 60% 16% 13% 0 3% 6%
Housing 51% 27% 12% 0 3% 6%
Tools 60% 20% 8% 0 4% 5%
Reliable transportation & related expenses 49% 52% 10% 0 1% 5%
12 Month

Successful completion (n = 99)

Rate how workplace and industry culture impacts your successful completion of the apprenticeship program.

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Rating # %
More Likely 36 36%
Neither More Less 27 27%
Unsure 27 27%
Less Likely 9 9%

Likelihood of completion (n = 99)

Rate your confidence you will complete your apprenticeship training on time.

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Rating # %
Very Likely 72 73%
Somewhat 27 27%
Not Sure 0 0%
Not Likely 0 0%

Types of assistance received (n = 11)

What types of everyday items did you get assistance with?

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Type # %
Not applicable 3 27%
Food 1 9%
Housing 1 9%
Utilities 1 9%
Reliable transportation 1 9%
Health care 1 9%
Proper work clothing 1 9%
Tools 1 9%
Prefer not to say 1 9%

Affording items

What difficulty did you have in affording these everyday items?

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Item No difficulty Some difficulty Very difficult Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Childcare 54% 0 0 0 45% 0
Proper work clothing 54% 36% 9% 0 0 0​
Fees (registration / books / unions / etc.) 72% 18% 9% 0 0 0​
Food 72% 18% 0 9% 0 0​
Healthcare 72% 18% 9% 0 0 0​
Housing 54% 36% 9% 0 0 0​
Tools 72% 9% 18% 0 0 0​
Reliable transportation & related expenses 72% 27% 0 0 0 0​
Utilities 63% 36% 0 0 0 0​

Negative impact

What areas do you think might have a negative impact on your ability to complete your apprenticeship?

12-month-negative-impact.png
Area Not likely Likely negative Unsure Prefer not to say N/A No answer
Childcare 36% 9% 9% 0 45% 0
Proper work clothing 54% 18% 27% 0 0 0​
Fees (registration / books / union, etc.) 63% 9% 27% 0 0 0​
Food 63% 9% 27% 0 0 0​
Healthcare 36% 18% 36% 0 9% 0​
Housing 63% 18% 9% 0 9% 0​
Tools 54% 18% 27% 0 0 0​
Reliable transportation & related expenses 36% 27% 27% 0% 9% 0​