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ERIC Number: EJ926066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
21st Century Apprenticeships: Embracing Nontraditional Partnerships and Technologies
Stoner, Gayla; Bird, Bruce; Gaal, John
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n3 p27-31 Mar 2011
While concerns for skill shortages within the world of trades workers have been a focal point of a variety of recent studies and reports, the reactive alarm has not been sounded in the modernized registered apprenticeship program. Registered apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job learning (OJL) and related classroom and shop instruction. A number of existing federally registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) have proven to be proactive and forward-thinking in their approach to meeting the needs of skilled trades workers. Modernizing the National Apprenticeship System through the addition of classroom instruction via electronic media delivery, encouraging positive "attitudes" of skilled trades workers, and thinking outside the box in regard to technical training, have the potential to impact in a positive manner the global competitiveness of the skilled workforce within the United States. This article looks at how changes have evolved and highlights some of the best practices. (Contains 11 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States