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ERIC Number: ED171898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 12
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Attitude of Employers of Fitting and Machining Apprentices towards Apprentices. [C.A.T. Education Monograph] No. 15.
Richardson, E.; Clayman, Linda
As a result of studies on fitting and machining apprentices attitudes toward employers, a study was conducted to obtain the attitudes of a sample of employers toward apprenticeship. Three hundred questionnaires were distributed to employers of fitting and machine students studying at a number of Sydney (Australia) Technical Colleges. An examination of the response pattern on the thirty-five questionnaires that were returned indicated that (1) in contrast to what some technical college teachers believed, most employers did have set policies for selecting apprentices; (2) more than half offered some form of incentive to apprentices to do a high quality job; (3) the majority had a favorable attitude toward technical colleges and would continue to send their apprentices to technical colleges even if the legal requirement was withdrawn; (4) only one-third believed that they were obligated to fully train the apprentice; (5) the majority answered that apprenticeship was the most effective way of training young people for the skilled trades, but only about half believed apprenticeship would train a sufficient number of workers; and (6) half believed the government should finance and control the content of training. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Committee on Technical and Further Education, North Ryde (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia). Centre for Advancement of Teaching.
Identifiers - Location: Australia