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ERIC Number: EJ918879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Apprenticeship Programs Expand with Help of Community Colleges
Gonzalez, Jennifer
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n6 p19-23 Feb 2011
The apprenticeship system, long considered an educational relic by some educators and policy makers, is gaining new attention as a model for improving job skills and meeting national college-completion goals. A number of states and community and technical colleges are working to strengthen and expand apprenticeship opportunities. They offer participants a paycheck while taking courses and training for an occupation. Traditional trades, such as construction and manufacturing, continue to draw the most students, but newer industries, such as travel, health care, and information technology, have also begun to take part in apprenticeship programs. Expanding apprenticeship beyond traditional trades has been batted around nationally for some time, but few states have embraced that approach. The author describes the role community colleges play in strengthening and expanding apprenticeship programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina