Open at Scale – Trades and Apprenticeship

The Open at Scale – Trades and Apprenticeship initiative is a targeted approach to open educational resource (OER) development to support on-the-job learning and Training Standards for three apprenticeships:

  • Automotive Service Technician (AST)
  • Electrician – Construction and Maintenance
  • Plumber
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The following items were identified as critical to success:

  • Resources to support gap areas in Training Standards and contribute to successful Certificate of Qualification exam pass rates in apprenticeships with high-enrollments 
  • Media-rich resources, such as videos and simulators, as supplementary resources which support and complement preparation for on-the-job training 
  • Easy-to-use and easy-to-implement technology with low barriers to entry, including use on mobile devices
  • Self-service access to free, openly licensed online tools and learning resources for apprentices