ERIC Number: ED392920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Senior Years Apprenticeship Option. Proposal for Consultation and Implementation.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
This paper is designed to serve as a basis for discussions of the senior apprenticeship option that is now being developed by Manitoba's (Canada) Department of Education and Training. The first two sections examine the need for a senior apprenticeship option in the context of challenges facing the Canadian economy and labor force and the history of the development of technical vocational education in Manitoba. Discussed next are current practices in apprenticeship training and technology education, the main objectives of the senior apprenticeship option, and its intended relationship to the regular apprenticeship program. The following components of the model are described in detail: entrance and participation requirements; accreditation; marketing; relevance of academic courses; scheduling of training; theory training; employers as trainers; the earn-while-you-learn principle; and workplace orientation for students. The roles of the partners in the senior apprenticeship option (government, employers/industry, schools, students, apprentices, parents) are detailed. Outlined next are plans for financing and administering the apprenticeship option, developing and implementing the program in consultation with business/industry, and evaluating programs. Contains 26 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, High Schools, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Employer Role; Manitoba