ERIC Number: ED217207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Study of New Youth Initiatives in Apprenticeship. Report on Impacts.
Williams, Gerald D.; And Others
A study examined the impacts of the Youth Apprenticeship Projects (YAPs) upon student apprentices and employers. Post-high school interviews were conducted with 845 student apprentices from 1978-80, 621 students in a control group, and 347 employers. Interview response rate for all students averaged 76%, for employers--92%. Students who participated in the YAPs reported higher levels of job satisfaction and tended to be more occupationally stable than comparison students. They did not earn significantly higher wages. Those student aprentices who stayed with their apprenticeships after high school tended to be better job performers. Student apprentices reported very high levels of satisfaction and strongly endorsed the project. They did not exhibit different or fewer school-to-work transition problems. The organizations that employed student apprentices were very small businesses with neither union representation nor prior experience with apprenticeship. Employers were attracted more by emphasis on screening and training of entry-level workers than by stipends offered and were very satisfied with the projects. Employers with prior apprenticeship experience were more likely to consider apprenticeship permanent and provide related instruction for graduate apprentices. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Apprenticeships, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Employers, Employment Patterns, High School Graduates, High Schools, Interviews, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Participant Satisfaction, Persistence, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.