ERIC Number: EJ695810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 13
Addressing Gender Segregation in Apprenticeships in England
Education + Training, v47 n4-5 p283-297 2005
This paper aims to report findings from a UK study funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission to explore gender segregation in apprenticeships in five strongly segregated sectors construction, plumbing, engineering, information technology all strongly male-dominated, and child care female-dominated. The aim of the research was to consider the nature of the barriers preventing young people moving into apprenticeships in these areas of work and to investigate the actions that have been taken by local Learning and Skills Councils to address gender segregation in apprenticeships. Design/methodology/approach -- The research consisted of a survey of Local Learning and Skill Councils the bodies that fund all post-16 learning provision outside higher education in the UK, case study interviews in five geographical regions selected as examples of good practice, and interviews with representatives of Sector Skill Councils. Findings -- This paper reports some of the barriers encountered by organisations involved in encouraging young people to enter vocational training and by apprentices themselves, and the actions that organisations have taken to try to encourage more diverse groups of young people to consider apprenticeships in these sectors.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Apprenticeships, Adult Vocational Education, Gender Bias, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Gender Discrimination
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)