ERIC Number: ED357265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-5
A Strategic Plan for Promoting and Expanding Apprenticeship in the U.S. (Phase II). Recommendations of the Federal Committee on Apprenticeship.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Work-Based Learning.
In preparing Phase I of the Strategic Plan, the Federal Committee on Apprenticeship noted that efforts beyond education and technical assistance may be needed to develop apprenticeship fully in the United States. Specifically, the committee would examine and make recommendations with respect to such issues as incentives for participation, recognition, linkages with other federal programs, and related instruction needs. The committee suggested the following nonfinancial incentives: a Presidential Apprenticeship Awards Program designed to recognize outstanding sponsors and apprentices; instilling pride in apprenticeship through development of a nationally recognized badge/pin with an appropriate emblem or logo; and training repayment obligating apprentices to work for the program sponsor, at the sponsor's option, or repay the sponsor. With respect to financial incentives, the committee offered recommendations for three categories of apprenticeship training costs: on-the-job training, related instruction, and ancillary services (testing and assessment). With respect to linkages with other federal programs, the committee recommended that the federal government, under the auspices of the Department of Labor, establish an interagency committee for apprenticeship and other job training programs. It would be responsible for recommending national policies, procedures, and necessary agreements for promoting linkages and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of linkage efforts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Work-Based Learning.
Note: For a document on Phase I, see CE 063 692.