ERIC Number: ED113523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Apprenticeship Training in the 1970's: Report of a Conference. Manpower Research Monograph No. 37.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
The conference report summarizes the state of the art of apprenticeship, as determined by a decade of systematic research, and offers recommendations for changes in policy and in practice. Eighteen papers, all dealing with fundamental problems in apprenticeship and skill training in the United States, were presented at the conference by practitioners, academic researchers, representatives of labor, and members of government. Summary papers in the document are grouped under the headings of: Apprenticeship As a Training Process, Lessons from Followup Studies of Journeymen and Apprentices, Apprenticeship and Minorities, Training Data and Manpower Planning, and Lessons from Foreign Experiences with Apprenticeship. A major diagnosis of the conference was that apprenticeship is basically healthy but some changes can make it more vigorous and productive. Guiding principles for a model apprenticeship system include: voluntarism with some governmental support and guidance, flexibility in defining and implementing standards, applying the training system to a wide range of occupations and industries, and emphasis on both quality and quantity. Specific conclusions and recommendations were categorized according to costs and financing, ways and means to improve quality of training, apprenticeship and minorities, and data requirements for developing model training systems. (EA)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Conference Reports, Costs, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, State of the Art Reviews, Training, Vocational Followup
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 2900-00223; $1.85)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Note: Report of a Conference (Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 1973)