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ERIC Number: ED308339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-27
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Women's Access to the Skilled Trades.
Sutley, Amy N.; And Others
This document consists of a description of the Apprenticeship Linkage Program, serving the greater Bloomington, Indiana, area, and a report of a qualitative research study of that program. The program, which was intended to prepare single parents and homemakers to become qualified applicants for apprenticeship training programs, consisted of 30 hours of classroom experience over an 11-week period. Phase I of the experience was devoted to individual assessment, career decision making, apprenticeship and skilled trade information, and discussions on issues women face working in a male environment. Phase II included actual vocational education classes. The program description provides information on the development of the program, including its four components (life skills, career development, vocational education, and preapprenticeship) that constitute the services and activities offered; formal recruitment efforts; efforts to forge linkages between participants and professionals and community services providers; program funding; and the advantages of focusing on community, not university, resources. The explanation of the research methodology of the qualitative study includes a list of the procedures implemented to ensure credibility of the case study. The results of the study appear in a section called Respondents' Constructions. The document concludes with short descriptions of the authors. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A