ERIC Number: ED342956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Apprenticeship Opportunities for Youth. A Progress Report from the Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration Project in Broome County, New York.
Hamilton, Stephen F.; And Others
A description is presented of the Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration Project in Broome County, New York, which enrolls 25 high school juniors from 5 school systems in newly created apprenticeships in manufacturing and engineering technology, administration and office technology, and health care. Apprentices spend 10-20 hours per week (plus summers in some cases) in supervised work experience with one of four participating employers. In addition to releasing students from school for part of the day, participating high schools give apprentices opportunities to relate their classes directly to work experiences. Successful apprentices will be qualified for employment after high school, but they will also be encouraged to continue their training for another 2 years at Broome Community College in order to qualify for employment at higher levels or to pursue higher education. This report describes the operating principles, the structure of the project, responsibilities of employers and school staff, Cornell University (New York) involvement in the project, institutional cooperation, ideas for designing apprenticeships, manufacturing and engineering technology, administration and office technology, and health care curricula. (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Engineering Technicians, Guidelines, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Manufacturing, Production Technicians, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Legislature, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept of Human Development and Family Studies.
Identifiers - Location: New York