ERIC Number: ED186706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Education and Training in England: Some Problems from a Government Perspective. Occasional Paper No. 161.
Focus of this speech is on the challenges of providing employment related education and training for young people in England. After briefly outlining the British education system, the author discusses recent and proposed changes designed to help young people (particularly the unemployed, terminal degree student, or those who are working and receiving daytime training) affect a smoother transition from school to work. Two contemporary programs are outlined which are providing on-the-job experiences for youth: the Youth Opportunities Program and Unified Vocational Preparation, both of which have provided much useful information to the British government relative to the school-to-work transition. The resultant proposal is also described: that young people who leave school to enter work should be offered traineeships in their early months of work as part of a joint enterprise of school and training service providers, much like an apprenticeship. In concluding, a proposal currently under consideration, shortening the apprenticeship period by substituting qualifying examination for a portion of the four year apprenticeship, is discussed. (Answers to nine questions from the audience of research and development personnel are included.) (MEK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, On the Job Training, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.20)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at The National Center for Research in Vocational Education (Columbus, OH, 1980).