ERIC Number: ED160805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Study of Vocational Education Involvement with Apprenticeship Programs in Illinois. Executive Summary.
Cassel (Frank H.) and Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.
This study was conducted to gather data on apprenticeship programs in Illinois, with emphasis on the role of vocational education in the present system, and to recommend an alternative policy for the involvement of vocational education with apprenticeship programs. Study constraints included the fact that information was unavailable on programs not registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), U.S. Department of Labor, or from former apprentices. Data from BAT records and from surveys of employers, labor unions, and present participants in apprenticeship programs were supplemented by interviews with educators. According to the authors, the study suggests that vocational education should act in partnership with others involved in preparing apprentices; however, as employers and unions indicate satisfaction with the existing system, educators should not insist upon the formation of a state apprenticeship council through BAT. Instead, the alternative of regional apprenticeship advisory boards is proposed. The report describes how these regional boards might be organized. (MF)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Apprenticeships, Coordination, Educational Policy, Employer Attitudes, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Government School Relationship, Policy Formation, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, State Surveys, Surveys, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Advisory Council on Adult, Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Cassel (Frank H.) and Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Note: For a related document see ED 147 488