ERIC Number: ED316726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Analysis of Apprenticeship Programs in Florida's School Districts and Community Colleges.
Mandolang, Nadine H.; And Others
A study of Florida's apprenticeship programs was conducted to provide the State Department of Education with relevant program and cost data and also with a discussion of related program issues. Data were collected on site visits to 11 local educational agencies selected for their range of representation of institution size, program size, geographical location, institution type, and unique program characteristics or offerings. A limitation of the study was that, because Florida's funding formulas and operational reporting formats are not organized pragmatically, an accurate programmatic cost analysis is not possible. Therefore, the figures reported were only estimates. The following are among the conclusions reported: (1) in public educational agencies, more funds were attributed than expenses incurred for apprenticeship programs; (2) there is a lack of clear policies and guidelines on the functions for which the public school systems have responsibility and funding; and (3) current program structures seem to permit potential funding abuse because adequate mechanisms to assure public supervision and control of funding disbursements were not in place. (The report includes 21 tables and figures, 16 references, and 10 appendices comprising more than half of the document and containing research team itineraries for state interviews and site visits, letters and research instruments, various kinds of sample information including information on apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs, and national and state laws regarding apprenticeship.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Policy Studies in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida