ERIC Number: ED333134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-21
Reference Count: N/A
Building and Craft Skills Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Grant. Cooperative Demonstration Program (High Technology). Final Performance Report.
Building Industry Association of Spokane, Inc., WA.
A Spokane, Washington, program was designed to offer training and employment opportunities within the residential and commercial construction industries to females, minorities, incarcerated persons, veterans, and economically disadvantaged men and women. A total of 21 classes with a total of 3,116 training hours were offered to 277 participants. Preapprenticeship participants were recruited through news media, employment security agencies, multiple disadvantaged agencies, and trade organization newsletters and then interviewed. Preapprenticeship training covered safety and orientation; math; power tools; hand tools; layout and blueprint reading; floor, wall, and roof framing; and completion of a structure from the ground up. Numerous community-based projects were completed. Upon completion of the preapprenticeship training, trainees were tested on subject materials and acquired skills and placed with employers for a 4-year apprenticeship program. When completed, the 8,000-hour on-the-job program would qualify the apprentice for journeyworker status. Employers were encouraged to make site visits, communicate with trainees, and observe performance. (Attachments include application information and forms; correspondence; recruitment advertising; and media articles.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Construction (Process), Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Flooring, Hand Tools, Institutionalized Persons, Job Placement, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, On the Job Training, Roofing, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Veterans, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Building Industry Association of Spokane, Inc., WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington