ERIC Number: ED460294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program in Printing: Evaluation 1993-1995.
Orr, Margaret Terry
Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship Program in printing (YAP) features the following elements: competency-based curriculum and assessment systems; 2-year, part-time paid training and work experiences at one or more printing companies; work-based mentoring; technical college instruction in printing technology and some academic courses; integrated academic and vocational instruction; and collaborative school and industry oversight. The YAP was subjected to a 2-year evaluation of its short- and long-term effects. The evaluation compared the experiences of the following groups at five YAP sites: all graduating YAP seniors; all printing co-op seniors; all seniors who had been or were currently enrolled in at least one printing-related course; and students in one subject class who were not enrolled in a college preparation or vocational program. The following were among the data collection activities conducted: interviews with samples of students, graduates, employers, principals, and program coordinators; reviews of student records; and site visits. Compared with their peers, YAP graduates had maintained lower rates of absenteeism while in school and were more likely to show a strong interest in the printing industry and long-term career plans and more likely to have concrete long-term educational plans. The YAP also provided multiple benefits for participating schools and employers. (Forty-nine tables/figures are included. Four supplementary tables are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Advisory Committees, Apprenticeships, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, Mentors, Models, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Employment, Printing, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technical Institutes, Transitional Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin