ERIC Number: ED357264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting and Expanding Apprenticeship: A Strategic Plan for Preparing America's Work Force of Tomorrow (Phase I).
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Work-Based Learning.
A strategic plan to strengthen and expand the nation's existing apprenticeship system contains three components: apprenticeship promotion and marketing, national registration and tracking system, and quality. Efforts to promote apprenticeship must involve a two-pronged strategy that seeks both to develop new programs and expose potential program applicants to career opportunities through apprenticeship. Efforts should take two principal forms: (1) providing information about apprenticeship, with technical assistance regarding program development, to prospective program sponsors; and (2) conducting marketing and outreach efforts to the public and targeted groups to increase awareness of apprenticeship opportunities. The federal government, states, and individual program sponsors are carrying out some limited activities of this nature. For more than a decade, the Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training has been attempting to institute a comprehensive, computerized national program/apprentice registration and tracking system. Implementation has been hampered by insufficient resources. Those responsible at the federal and state levels for promoting and ensuring quality within the apprenticeship system do not have the resources necessary to perform this function effectively. An investment of $24.5 million would support activities in all three components. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Work-Based Learning.