Update on Red Seal Occupational Standard
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General Human Resources HVAC Systems Management apprenticeship Red Seal Occupational Standard
When the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) launched the Strengthening the Red Seal initiative, one of the top priorities was to achieve an improved standard. The piloting of the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) in the Construction Electrician and Steamfitter/Pipefitter trades has been completed. The RSOS, which will take the place of the National Occupational Analysis (NOA), has a broad engagement of stakeholders in setting the standard.
With all of the features collected in the new standards, there are a number of products that can be derived from them, with content compiled specifically for particular users and applications. These include:
Since the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) announced its strategic plan to harmonize 30 Red Seal trades in most jurisdictions by 2020, reaching over 90 per cent of apprentices, the CCDA has made steady progress.
Strong momentum and collaboration with industry across the country has resulted in significant progress to harmonize the first 10 trades. Most jurisdictions are on track for the implementation of 9 of the first 10 trades by September 2016. Work is also well underway to harmonize the next set of nine trades by September 2017.
Over the past few months, the CCDA has integrated a new and more efficient process that aligns harmonization with the existing Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) development process, which allows for long-term sustainability.
With the first two phases well underway, the CCDA has announced the next set of trades to be harmonized by 2020:
Phase 3 Implementation by September 2018
Sprinkler System Installer
Sheet Metal Worker
Phase 4 Implementation by September 2019
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Insulator (Heat and Frost)
Tool and Die Maker
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)