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Linkage between Vocationally Trained Participants and Industry Registered Apprenticeship Programs [microform] : A Study of Barriers and Facilitators. Final Report / Hollie B. Thomas and Others
Bib ID 5471128
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Thomas, Hollie B
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
129 p. 

The study described in this report was conducted to identify the barriers and facilitators to establishing a system of linkages between vocational education and apprenticeship programs. Following an extensive review of literature that showed various barriers to linkages and described some facilitating steps, data were collected through an initial open-ended interview and later through a structured questionnaire that was developed from the responses given to interview items. Forty-six people in vocational education and apprenticeship administration were interviewed, and the resultant survey was mailed to a sample of 288 persons--vocational education personnel and administrators, apprenticeship administrators, and apprenticeship instructors. A total of 106 surveys (38 percent) were returned. The results of the questionnaire contributed information regarding priorities for effecting successful linkage arrangements and suggested efficient, effective, and attainable mechanisms for addressing potential sources of conflict. Some of the barriers cited by respondents were (1) existing organizational practices and procedures, (2) lack of domain consensus, (3) personnel attitudes and perceptions, and (4) lack of communication and awareness. Steps to address these barriers were suggested by respondents. Their ideas are summarized in a manual on implementation of linkages between vocational education and apprenticeships that was produced by this project. (KC)


Sponsoring Agency: Florida State Dept. of Labor and Employment Security, Tallahassee.

ERIC Note: For the related implementation manual, see CE 045 104.

Educational level discussed: Postsecondary Education.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Apprenticeships.  |  Cooperative Planning.  |  Cooperative Programs.  |  Education Work Relationship.  |  Educational Planning.  |  Institutional Cooperation.  |  Linking Agents.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  Program Attitudes.  |  Program Development.  |  School Business Relationship.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Trade and Industrial Education.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Linkage
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL. Dept. of Educational Leadership
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