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The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) wants to get your thoughts on union apprenticeship programs, the certified trades and other skills for the future.

You could win $100 gift card – for your favourite UFCW grocery store – by completing a quick survey!

Here are some terms that we will be using for the survey:

  • Pre-apprenticeship: workers who want to find out more about a particular certified trade, and what skills are required to become an apprentice
  • Apprenticeship: government recognized skills within a defined job description (for example: Butcher)
  • Digital skills: skills needed to work on computers (for example: using programs like Microsoft Word or AutoCad)The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) wants to get your thoughts on union apprenticeship programs, the certified trades and other skills for the future.


You could win $100 gift card – for your favourite UFCW grocery store – by completing a quick survey!

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* 1. Are you a member of UFCW?

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* 2. What is your age range?

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* 3. What Province or Territory do you live in?

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* 4. Are you interested in pursuing a career in the certified trades?

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* 5. Check the following occupations that currently apply to you:

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* 6. Check the following occupations that currently appeal to you:

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* 7. Identify your interest in participating in the following programs:

  No interest Little interest Some  interest Tremendous Interest
Pre-apprenticeship
Apprenticeship

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* 8. When considering training in the certified trades, what is a suitable length of study?

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* 9. Check the course of study in which you would expect to receive pay?

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* 10. What are reasonable student costs for certified trades programs in their entirety?

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* 11. Identify the institutions that should have the ability to deliver programs for the certified trades:

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* 12. If UFCW offered certified training in government recognized trades to its members, what is the likelihood of you participating in such training?

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* 13. Which of the following certified trades would interest you the most?

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* 14. Have you been offered formal digital skills training (for example, Microsoft Word) at any point in your life?

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* 15. Rate your comfort level with the following:

  Very uncomfortable Uncomfortable Neutral Comfortable Very comfortable
Using the internet to access, process and exchange information
Adjusting computer programs to meet your specific requirements
Understanding the opportunities and risks involved in using digital technologies, such as cybersecurity

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* 16. From the choices below, what would prevent you from digital skills training?

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* 17. Which of the following training methods would you be comfortable with:

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* 18. Rate how important are the following supports when it comes to learning digital skills:

  Unimportant Somewhat important Important Very important
Coaching from trained professionals
Attractive design of training courses
Success monitoring and feedback

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* 19. Any other comments you would like to add, please type below:

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* 20. Thank you for your participation! If you would like to be entered to win one of five, $100 gift cards, and to continue receiving information about this program, please leave your name and email address in the section below.

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