ERIC Number: ED328704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Student Apprenticeship Linkage in Vocational Education. State of Alabama. Final Report.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education Services.; Alabama Center for Quality and Productivity, Decatur.
The Student Apprenticeship Linkage Program in Alabama was designed to bridge skill training programs in secondary schools with apprenticeship training programs in industry. The program was a cooperative demonstration program linking the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Center for Quality and Productivity, and the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training to meet the work force needs of the state. During the project, high school students who had completed at least 1 year of vocational training in an apprenticeable trade became student apprentices during their senior year of school. After being screened by the industry apprenticeship screening committee, selected students participated in a cooperative education program in which they worked up to a maximum of 20 hours per week while in high school. Students were awarded credit for this training toward their total apprenticeship training program. Businesses participating were reimbursed one-half a student's wages, up to $2.25 per hour. After graduation from high school the student was expected to enter a full-time apprenticeship training program. During the 2-year program, 146 students participated in 30 different apprenticeable trades with 83 companies; about 75 percent completed the program and entered full-time apprenticeships. The greatest success of the program was with small businesses. Materials concerning the program were made available to other states. The greater part of the document consists of the appended Coordinator's Handbook for the program; other appendices include lists of training areas, participating businesses, and steering committee members; an outline of apprenticeship standards; a time chart; and two brochures. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education Services.; Alabama Center for Quality and Productivity, Decatur.
Note: Portions of appendix 8 contain legibility problems.