ERIC Number: ED475351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-12
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of Your Training: Tips and Ideas for Apprentices and Trainees.
Howell, Chris; Toohey, Sandra; Davidson, Liz
This document presents tips and ideas to support apprentices and trainees during their training in Australian workplaces. The booklet begins by explaining the types of assistance provided by the following organizations across Australia: state training authorities; new apprenticeship centres, registered training organizations; and group training companies. Eleven training-related terms are defined. The responsibilities of apprentices/trainees that are stipulated in Australia's National Code of Good Practice for New Apprenticeships are listed. Presented next are seven case studies that each deal with one of the following problems that apprentices/trainees might encounter: training experiences that are not providing enough relevant training; insufficient communication skills to understand instructions and/or perform job duties; insufficient feedback; tensions arising because of poor work habits; inadequate understanding of training plan terminology; and inadequate information about future work and training options. Each case study includes specific advice to help apprentices/trainees identify the problem, locate possible sources of help, explain how the problem is affecting them, state what they want to happen next, request and acknowledge the other person's viewpoint, and assess whether that they are doing their share to reach a solution that is satisfactory to themselves and their employer. Tips for planning for the future after apprenticeship/training and a sample training plan are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Employee Attitudes, Employee Responsibility, Employer Employee Relationship, English (Second Language), Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Student Responsibility, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Trainees, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
ANTA Publications, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane Q 4001. Fax: 07 3246 2490; Web site: http://www.anta.gov.au/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia