ERIC Number: ED060298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Apprenticeship System in New South Wales.
New South Wales (Australia).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report on the apprenticeship system in New South Wales by its Industrial Commission. It found that while apprenticeship provided the best method of producing skilled tradesmen, there had been a shortage of certain skills which was likely to continue. The majority of young men between 15 and 19 have little difficulty obtaining apprenticeships. The problem is therefore to increase the number of apprenticeships and ensure sufficient applicants. It is recommended that the cost to small employers of training apprentices be reduced by financial incentives provided by the government. The government itself was found to be training too few apprentices; apprenticeship programs, be they conducted by the government, unions, individuals, or the armed forces should be given statutory recognition. The proportion of 15 to 19 year old males is expected to decline 10% in the next decade. Apprenticeships should therefore be made available to older youths in combination with their academic and vocational studies. The control of apprenticeship in NSW is currently vested in more than 100 apprenticeship councils. These councils should be restructured along certain formal administrative and educational lines. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Change, Apprenticeships, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Government Role, Industrial Personnel, Industrial Training, Males, Skill Development, Trade and Industrial Education, Unions, Vocational Education, Young Adults
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (New South Wales)