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Summarized in this report are the views of 14 labor officials interviewed in the spring of 1991 regarding their attitudes toward the youth apprenticeship approach, which has been gaining support in educational and legislative sectors. Their views are expressed around the following seven themes organized as sections of the report: (1) six major hurdles facing noncollege-bound youth; (2) eight reasons to be positive about the youth apprenticeship model; (3) 11 areas of concern regarding the youth apprenticeship model and suggested solutions; (4) linkages between youth apprenticeship and existing registered apprenticeship programs; (5) the applicability of the youth apprenticeship model in various industries; (6) roles for unions in the youth apprenticeship system; and (7) union experiences operating traditional apprenticeship and job training programs that could be applicable to the youth apprenticeship approach. Quotations from the union officials interviewed are woven throughout the report. Four appendixes include a list of the union officials interviewed, an interview guide, a summary of the youth apprenticeship movement conference report, and essential elements of model youth apprenticeship programs. (KC)

Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Labor Education, Noncollege Bound Students, Program Development, Unions, Youth Programs

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Author: Shenon, Carol

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12032&id=ED341845


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