ERIC Number: ED405471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Cooperative Apprenticeships. A School-to-Work Handbook.
Cantor, Jeffrey A.
This book explains the process of designing, developing, and implementing cooperative apprenticeship, a form of structured workplace training in which an employer, employer group, or industry, union or other community-based organization joins forces with a vocational-technical school and/or community college to provide formal instruction that includes structured work-based experience. The following topics are among those discussed in the book's first nine chapters: characteristics/models of cooperative apprenticeship; steps in building school-to-work collaboratives; needs assessment and marketing; a school-to-work concept for preapprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs; design/development of apprenticeship programs; recruitment, screening, and selection of apprentices and employers; related classroom education and educational support; and apprentice testing, evaluation, and certification . Listed in chapter 10 are associations, sources of government assistance, newsletters, journals/periodicals, and books likely to be useful to individuals involved in designing/developing cooperative apprenticeship programs. The book contains 46 tables/figures and 81 end-of-chapter references. Appended are U.S. Department of Labor Standards for apprentice program registration and lists of the following: apprenticeable occupations; Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training state offices and state apprenticeship councils; labor commissioners'/regional directors' state-level contacts; and Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training regional offices. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Admission Criteria, Apprenticeships, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, Occupations, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Associations, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Recruitment, School Business Relationship, Standards, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Technical Institutes, Testing, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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