Part 3: To Regulate or Not to Regulate? continued…The History of the Apprenticeship Program in Canada
“40, 50, 60 years ago, the bakers in Canada a lot of them were European trained… (there was a lot of immigration from Europe to Canada) …and the bakeries that they opened reflected their training. They passed that training on through the apprenticeship system…Pretty much everybody learned the same type of thing. There were very few in-store bakeries, like the big grocery chain bakeries, but the ones that did exist also employed those scratch bakers that needed to be trained. You had Safeway who was a big player in the apprenticeship system because they wanted their bakers to know how to bake from scratch. So, it was a very vibrant, trade and government engaged system that trained our bakers. This was the model in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Around the end of the 70’s and 80’s the industrial baking suppliers started dealing..."(click to continue reading)!