With 80 percent of skilled trades learned on the job, having a mentor through the course of an apprenticeship is extremely important. In fact, it’s the key factor to a successful apprenticeship, and can make the difference between a completed apprenticeship and dropping out. Among the benefits is enhanced skill development and knowledge, and valuable career advice.
The Industry Training Authority held its Ultimate Trades Mentor Contest this year, and dozens of people responded. Read the full story from ITA CEO Gary Herman here on the Journal of Commerce website.