ERIC Number: ED311238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Apprentice Preparation Program.
Bigelow, Donna; And Others
An apprenticeship preparation program was conducted at Arctic College, Eskimo Point, Northwest Territories, Canada, to overcome young people's educational limitations by offering professional training in a vocational area followed by a combination of work experience and academic upgrading. The academic upgrading stressed computer-assisted learning. The project was successful in four ways: (1) all eight original trainees completed the program; (2) two housing units were completely renovated; (3) the average academic level increase was 1.1 grades; and (4) positive attitudes toward learning were developed. The program, perhaps because it was too short, was unable to prepare any of the trainees for the Trades Entrance Examination. (Most of this package consists of the materials used to conduct the two courses of the program, communications and science. Course summaries, weekly course outlines, lesson plans, tests, and, for the science course, laboratory procedures and materials costs are provided. The packet also includes weekly schedules and a 17-item bibliography.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Apprenticeships, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Course Content, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educationally Disadvantaged, Lesson Plans, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Trade and Industrial Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arctic Coll., Arviat (Northwest Territories).