ERIC Number: ED324409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Credentialing the "New Model" of Apprenticeship Training: Overcoming the Paradox of Implementation.
Grossman, Gary M.
A study was conducted to support the Department of Labor's (DOL) efforts to promote an expansion of the apprenticeship training system. The study began with a review of literature that clearly showed the need for attention in the area of establishing credentials to reflect the quality of training experiences, particularly in the work-based format because of its inherent variability of content. In an effort to obtain more recent information about barriers and opportunities in establishing a credentialing process in new and emerging occupations, two data collection efforts were made. The first was a formal survey of 39 representatives of the various constituencies interested in or related to the apprenticeship system. The second type of data collection involved informal discussions with 10 opinion leaders in the employment and training areas. Data from both collection efforts were integrated to define the reactions of the various apprenticeship communities to the prospects for a national work-based training initiative. Possible problems were identified and two strategies were proposed to assist the DOL in overcoming them. The strategies were: (1) work-based training in a demonstration project and (2) a comparative examination of work-based training. (Includes lists of study participants, the questionnaire, and 12 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Apprenticeships, Credentials, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employer Employee Relationship, Federal Government, Government Role, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Skilled Occupations, Standards, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainees
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.