ERIC Number: ED428185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Registered Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Occupations for Florida's Women: Accessing Opportunities and Overcoming Barriers. 1998 Annual Report.
University of Central Florida, Orlando. Coll. of Education.; Florida Education and Employment Council for Women and Girls.
During 1997-1998, the Florida Education and Employment Council for Women and Girls has continued an analysis of strategies to assist all Florida women in achieving self-sufficiency. As part of that effort, the council examined registered apprenticeship programs as an avenue of on-the-job training offering women, as well as men, high-skilled, high-wage employment and health and welfare benefits for workers and families. Council members interviewed workers, business and apprenticeship representatives and analyzed key issues pertaining to the benefits, accessibility, and barriers to women and other minority groups participating in registered apprenticeships in greater numbers. The study found that some of the barriers exist in the schools, with fewer girls participating in mathematics and science classes, some are internal to the women, and others are societal or work related. Exemplary programs for women in nontraditional occupations were identified. The council set the following goals: (1) increase the number of young women in secondary schools who take advanced courses in mathematics, science, technical and vocational courses, particularly in areas nontechnical for their gender; (2) increase the number of young women who leave high school who proceed into trades and technical education, particularly into registered apprenticeships; and (3) increase the number of mature women who select apprenticeships as "second chance" occupational training. (The report contains 66 references. Seven appendixes include the following: a glossary of terms; council membership and programs; information on programs for single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women; gender equity programs; legislation; and resources.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
Authoring Institution: University of Central Florida, Orlando. Coll. of Education.; Florida Education and Employment Council for Women and Girls.