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ERIC Number: EJ926070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
A Legacy of Learning
Reese, Susan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n3 p34-38 Mar 2011
Apprenticeships are a time-honored way of passing along skills in an art, trade, or craft. Apprenticeships have long been an important element of career and technical education (CTE). From automotive technology to the construction trades to the culinary arts and beyond, community colleges across the nation are still using apprenticeships to integrate systemic on-the-job training, led by skilled professionals, with classroom and laboratory instruction. In today's complex workplace and ever-changing economy, apprenticeships are not just for young people entering the workforce. They may also help older workers find new careers or upgrade their skills. There are many ways that apprenticeships are being utilized in today's CTE to help young people find a craft and acquire the skills to master it, but this traditional path also has been modernized to help adults upgrade their careers. What still remains, however, is the goal of transforming novices into masters so that valuable skills can be passed on to the next generation and continue to benefit society.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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