ERIC Number: ED273845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Linkage between Vocationally Trained Participants and Industry Registered Apprenticeship Programs: A Study of Barriers and Facilitators. Final Report.
Thomas, Hollie B.; And Others
The study described in this report was conducted to identify the barriers and facilitators to establishing a system of linkages between vocational education and apprenticeship programs. Following an extensive review of literature that showed various barriers to linkages and described some facilitating steps, data were collected through an initial open-ended interview and later through a structured questionnaire that was developed from the responses given to interview items. Forty-six people in vocational education and apprenticeship administration were interviewed, and the resultant survey was mailed to a sample of 288 persons--vocational education personnel and administrators, apprenticeship administrators, and apprenticeship instructors. A total of 106 surveys (38 percent) were returned. The results of the questionnaire contributed information regarding priorities for effecting successful linkage arrangements and suggested efficient, effective, and attainable mechanisms for addressing potential sources of conflict. Some of the barriers cited by respondents were (1) existing organizational practices and procedures, (2) lack of domain consensus, (3) personnel attitudes and perceptions, and (4) lack of communication and awareness. Steps to address these barriers were suggested by respondents. Their ideas are summarized in a manual on implementation of linkages between vocational education and apprenticeships that was produced by this project. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Linking Agents, Postsecondary Education, Program Attitudes, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Labor and Employment Security, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL. Dept. of Educational Leadership.