ERIC Number: ED393970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Youth Apprenticeship System. A Progress Report from the Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration Project in Broome County, New York.
Hamilton, Mary Agnes; Hamilton, Stephen F.
This document summarizes the accomplishments of the first year of the Cornell Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration Project in Broome County, New York, a program in which six high schools and six employers in the Binghamton area have joined forces to prepare noncollege-bound young people for careers in manufacturing and engineering technology, administration and office technology, or health care. The first of the document's three sections provides an overview of the program, which placed 40 students in apprenticeships between fall 1991 and fall 1992, as well as discussions of the program's participating employers, schools, and parents and their motives for participation. Section 2 is an overview of research on the following topics related to creating the infrastructure for youth apprenticeship: learning objectives/competencies; work-based curricula; apprenticeship progress reports; teaching and learning at work; career pathways; school-based curricula; and the institutional base of apprenticeship. In section 3, the role of youth apprenticeship as a means of preparing students to perform all tasks within a broadly defined occupational area is emphasized and discussed in relation to the health care, office occupations, administration/office technology, and manufacturing/engineering technology fields. Sample instruments used by the project employers to evaluate apprentices' progress are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Check Lists, Competence, Competency Based Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Engineering Technicians, Health Occupations, High Schools, Managerial Occupations, Manufacturing, Noncollege Bound Students, Office Occupations, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, State of the Art Reviews, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Legislature, Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York (Broome County)