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ERIC Number: ED499703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Apprenticeships in Three Key Trades. Support Document
Dumbrell, Tom; Smith, Erica
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This report looks at whether pre-apprenticeships increase the potential supply of tradespeople, with a special focus on electrotechnology, automotive and engineering students. It found that pre-apprenticeships have been used in Australia for many years and are widely regarded as a valuable strategy for increasing the supply and quality of potential apprentices. Pre-apprenticeships are favoured by employers because they weed out unsuitable candidates and improve retention, while apprentices see them as a useful way of gaining experience in the trade. This support document includes eight appendixes: (1) Reference Group Membership; (2) Details of Stages 2 and 3 Interviews; (3) Pre-apprenticeship Project--Survey for Apprentices; (4) Pre-apprenticeship survey; (5) Details of pre-apprenticeship enrollments; (6) Data from Apprentice Survey; (7) Stage 5 Protocols and Responses; and (8) Stage 5 Case Studies. (Contain 6 tables.) [This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report, "Pre-Apprenticeships in Three Key Trades" (ED499734) and was funded by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia