ERIC Number: ED344053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program. Status Report July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991.
Maryland State Dept. of Economic and Community Development, Baltimore.
During 1990-91, Maryland's apprenticeship program prepared workers for careers in highly skilled trades and crafts. Apprenticeship programs are operated throughout the state by sponsors (employers or a joint committee of employers and union representatives). Maryland's apprenticeship system provides services to the business community and individual workers. Some key figures are as follows: there was a 64% growth in apprentices during this time period; 3,075 new workers entered the system; 847 apprentices graduated to journeyperson status; there has been an increase in the participation of minorities and women in apprenticeship; there were 648 statewide sponsors; over 160 occupations were represented; and 1.049 million industrial hours of instruction were provided to 5,204 apprentices. The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council established three areas for improvement: target activities to areas of skilled labor shortage, improve program administration, and promote and market apprenticeship. A blueprint for action has five areas of focus: improve program quality, include emerging occupations, emphasize acquisition and demonstration of competencies, improve access to apprenticeship, and increase employer/employee participation. (Three appendices are included: council membership, related instruction for apprenticeship by participating Maryland schools, and apprenticeship demonstration projects--1991-92.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Apprenticeships, Competency Based Education, Emerging Occupations, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Marketing, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Skilled Workers, State Programs, Trade and Industrial Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Economic and Community Development, Baltimore.