ERIC Number: ED342910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Student Apprenticeship Linkage in Vocational Education.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education Services.; Alabama Center for Quality and Productivity, Decatur.
The Student Apprenticeship Linkage Program bridges skill training programs in secondary schools with high technology apprenticeship training programs in industry. The program returns quality to Alabama's Vocational Education System and meets work force needs of business and industry. The program has eight objectives: demonstrate a model for coordination; provide a source of skilled workers; provide a mechanism for community involvement; enable employers to decrease training costs; permit student use of state-of-the-art equipment without excessive capital outlays by schools; provide early entry of students into programs; encourage nontraditional populations to enter high technology occupations; and provide employers' student assessment opportunities prior to permanent employment. High school students completing at least 1 year of vocational training in the 10th or 11th grade in an apprenticeable trade are eligible to participate in the program. Participants work in a cooperative education program and work 20 hours per week while seniors in high school. The business/industry is reimbursed one-half of the student's wages up to $2.25 per hour. After graduation, the student enters the full-time apprenticeship program. For the 1991-1992 school year, 216 students are enrolled with 163 companies in 46 occupational areas. (A list of areas of training is included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education Services.; Alabama Center for Quality and Productivity, Decatur.