Top Trends in Jointly Managed Apprenticeship Programs survey report found apprenticeship programs in the U.S. and Canada are starting to offer more than just extensive skill instruction as part of training. Nearly 60% of apprenticeship programs are looking beyond the job title of Electrician, Carpenter, Plumber or Construction Craft Laboror, and offering life skills training as part of the apprenticeship curriculum, with an additional 20% considering adding the training.
Examples of life skills training currently offered include:
- Work skills/behavior (91.8%)
- Personal safety (79.9%)
- Financial literacy skills (71.6%)
- Communication/social skills (64.4%)
- Computer/technology skills (56.7%)
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About the Survey:
A total of 337 training fund representatives completed the survey: 294 from the United States and 43 from Canada. Survey respondents commonly serve in multiple roles within their training and education funds and also serve other types of funds. This survey was also conducted in 2014:
Top Trends in Jointly Managed Apprenticeship Programs: 2014 Survey Results.