ERIC Number: ED086880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Women in Apprenticeship--Why Not? Final Report.
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)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Apprenticeships, Attendants, Career Counseling, Child Care Occupations, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Government Role, Job Training, Nondiscriminatory Education, Sex Discrimination, Skilled Workers, Surveys, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Interests
National Technical Information Service Springfield, Va. 22151
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, Madison.