ERIC Number: ED042890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Second Look at the Drop-Out Problem in Apprenticeship Training.
Johnson, Ronald W.
In this follow-up study, which was designed to expand the knowledge of the causative factors in apprenticeship drop-out and test the validity of the findings of the previous study, a random sample of 20 cancelled apprentices who had dropped from the apprenticeship program since January 1966, was matched with 20 apprentices who had completed the apprenticeship program since January 1966. The apprentices were matched on the following criteria: (1) similarity of trade, (2) age at time of indentureship, (3) marital status at time of indentureship, and (4) educational level at time of indentureship. Conclusions drawn indicate: (1) Few apprentices fail their courses; the vast majority of those not completing their program simply drop out, (2) Dissatisfaction with the employer or lack of confindence in the value of certification caused drop-out, and (3) Lack of maturity, although not confirmed by this study, may be a causative drop-out factor. The previous study is available as ED 012 427 (RIE January 1968). (GR)
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Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Labour, Fredericton.
Identifiers: New Brunswick Department of Labour (Canada)