(Re)constructing rurality through skilled trades training

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Author: Power, Nicole Gerarda


There is a growing body of research interrogating the discursive construction of 'rural' in negative terms - as lacking, in decline or in crisis. This paper contributes to this body of literature by taking as its point of departure skilled trades training in Canada's most easterly province, Newfoundland and Labrador. To meet the labour demand associated with industrial projects in rural and remote areas, the provincial government has invested in strategies to encourage youth to enrol in certified training programmes in the skilled trades. This paper examines the contradictory and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Demographics; Youth; Labour market; Apprenticeship; Policy; Economics

Keywords: Rural; Apprentice; Labour mobility; Labour demand; Government policy; Economic factor

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 38

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 445-458

ISSN: 0159-6306, 1469-3739 (online)

Special issue: Rurality and education

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.193

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