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ERIC Number: ED086880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 268
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Women in Apprenticeship--Why Not? Final Report.
Mapp, Patricia
The project goals were to isolate, analyze and minimize barriers to the participation of women in the skilled trades. Brochures and a film aimed at dispelling myths were produced. Employer surveys confirmed that prejudice and ignorance of laws had to be confronted with facts. Surveys of women apprentices and their employers showed a low drop-out rate and high degree of employer satisfaction. Changes were indicated in State Employment and Apprenticeship agencies to eliminate sex-stereotyping and new apprenciceship programs were begun in day care and health occupations. Recommendations: (1) sponsorship of apprenticeship "out-reach" function for women; (2) active enforcement of equal opportunity laws; (3) reassessment of so-called "women's jobs" codes in Dictionary of Occupational Titles; (4) schools opening technical pre-apprenticeship classes to girls; and, (5) unions/employers waiving collective bargaining agreements as they exclude women from apprenticeship application. Forty pages of appendixes include survey forms, questionnaires, and brochures. (Author/AJ)
National Technical Information Service Springfield, Va. 22151
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, Madison.