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ERIC Number: ED016126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 54
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START YOUR CAREER WITH APPRENTICESHIP IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
District of Columbia Employment Service, Washington, DC.
THIS GUIDE DESCRIBING 21 APPRENTICEABLE TRADES IS FOR USE BY COUNSELORS AND OTHERS WHO COME IN CONTACT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE BOTH DURING AND AFTER THEIR SCHOOL YEARS. TO QUALIFY FOR APPRENTICESHIP IN ANY OF THE SKILLED TRADES, A YOUNG MAN OR WOMAN MUST HAVE MECHANICAL APTITUDE AND ABILITY, AND TO BE SUCCESSFUL MUST HAVE PERSEVERANCE, AMBITION, AND INITIATIVE. THE APPRENTICE TRAINING PROGRAM IS SUPERVISED BY A LOCAL JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE FOLLOWING STANDARDS DEVELOPED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF CONSULTANTS FROM THE BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING AND REGISTERED WITH THE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL. MOST PROGRAMS ARE FOR 4 YEARS. APPRENTICES USUALLY RECEIVE 50 PERCENT OF JOURNEYMAN'S WAGE AND INCREASES AT REGULAR INTERVALS. IN MOST CASES THEY ATTEND CLASSES AT NIGHT 4 HOURS EACH WEEK FOR AT LEAST 144 HOURS A YEAR. DAILY JOB INSTRUCTION IS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A SKILLED JOURNEYMAN. A YOUNG PERSON INTERESTED IN APPRENTICESHIP SHOULD (1) SELECT A TRADE FOR WHICH HE HAS APTITUDE AND PHYSICAL ABILITY, (2) FIND OUT IF HE MEETS THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THAT TRADE, (3) DECIDE WHETHER HE CAN WORK UNDER THE JOB CONDITIONS OF THAT TRADE, (4) OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE SPECIFIC PROCEDURES FOR MAKING APPLICATION, (5) TAKE THE APTITUDE OR OTHER TESTS WHERE REQUIRED, AND (6) IF THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL HAS A WAITING LIST OF APPLICANTS, DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT HE IS SUFFICIENTLY INTERESTED IN THE TRADE TO WAIT FOR AN OPENING OR WHETHER HE SHOULD SEEK OTHER EMPLOYMENT. INFORMATION PRESENTED FOR THE APPRENTICEABLE TRADES INCLUDES THE NATURE OF THE WORK, TOOLS USED, PLACE EMPLOYED, WORKING CONDITIONS, HELPFUL HIGH SCHOOL COURSES, GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS, APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS, DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS, CONDITIONS OF APPRENTICESHIP, AND SPECIFIC PLACES TO APPLY FOR APPRENTICESHIP. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Employment Service, Washington, DC.
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