ERIC Number: ED201825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Women Offender Apprenticeship Program: From Inmate to Skilled Craft Worker.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Intended for state prison administrators and their vocational and educational staff, community-based organizations, and women's employment project seeking better programming for female offenders, this publication covers three aspects of the Women Offender Apprenticeship Program. Part 1 discusses development of this program for women in the federal prison system to learn skills in well paid, nontraditional fields. Topics include program design, functioning of the Women Offender Apprenticeship Committee, and site-visits to apprenticeship programs at two co-correctional and two all-female institutions. Part 2 focuses on the Alderson Consultation for State Prison Administrators, selected as the means to acquaint participants with the apprenticeship system and demonstrate how the program worked and was developed. It describes participants, agenda, and components of a successful program. Part 3 is a step-by-step guide to developing a women offender apprenticeship program. Sections cover (1) preliminary research to determine feasibility, (2) making the decision (benefits and costs), (3) gearing up for action (organizing a Joint Apprenticeship Committee, defining committee responsibilities, developing trade standards, sending standards for review, writing up work processes, promotion), (4) selecting apprentices, (5) program operation, and (6) setting up support systems. Appendixes include Standards of Apprenticeship at Alderson and sources of information and assistance. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Prisoners, Program Design, Program Development, Program Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 029-002-00062-2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.