ERIC Number: ED171898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Attitude of Employers of Fitting and Machining Apprentices towards Apprentices. [C.A.T. Education Monograph] No. 15.
Richardson, E.; Clayman, Linda
As a result of studies on fitting and machining apprentices attitudes toward employers, a study was conducted to obtain the attitudes of a sample of employers toward apprenticeship. Three hundred questionnaires were distributed to employers of fitting and machine students studying at a number of Sydney (Australia) Technical Colleges. An examination of the response pattern on the thirty-five questionnaires that were returned indicated that (1) in contrast to what some technical college teachers believed, most employers did have set policies for selecting apprentices; (2) more than half offered some form of incentive to apprentices to do a high quality job; (3) the majority had a favorable attitude toward technical colleges and would continue to send their apprentices to technical colleges even if the legal requirement was withdrawn; (4) only one-third believed that they were obligated to fully train the apprentice; (5) the majority answered that apprenticeship was the most effective way of training young people for the skilled trades, but only about half believed apprenticeship would train a sufficient number of workers; and (6) half believed the government should finance and control the content of training. (LRA)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Machine Tool Operators, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Released Time, Reports, Research Projects, School Business Relationship, Skilled Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Committee on Technical and Further Education, North Ryde (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). Centre for Advancement of Teaching.
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (Sydney)