Getting started is easy. We’ll conduct a training needs assessment and develop recommendations on how to embed essential skills training into your program. We’ll then give you the training and instructional tools you need to use the integrated model within your organization.

Partner Roles
Partner organizations will participate in piloting activities, including:

  • Attending a 2-day professional development workshop for instructors
  • Assessing and identifying at-risk learners
  • Delivering 20-30 hours of instructor-led essential skills upskilling to a few cohorts of learners
  • Collecting data and providing feedback

Benefits to Getting Involved
Partnership provides an opportunity for institutions to build capacity to improve essential skills while contributing to a national initiative aimed at strengthening the apprenticeship system. Partner organizations will also benefit from:

  • Free professional development for instructor(s)
  • Travel reimbursement for instructor training
  • Free essential skills assessments and instructional materials
  • Customized implementation plan outlining how to integrate essential skills into apprenticeship programs
  • Access to ongoing mentorship and instructional supports
  • Access to project data and findings specific to your institution and learners
  • Opportunities to participate in national events and stakeholder discussions


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