AbstractThis paper sets out to examine the various methods of training apprentices. The methods examined are the traditional apprenticeship, the N.S.W. Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme, the Group Apprenticeship
Scheme established by the South Australian Government and the Master Builders Association, the Pre-vocations! course for the Electrical Family of Trades run by the South Australian Department of Further Education and the Complementary Trade Training Programmes proposed by the National Training Council. The majority of the forementioned courses have shortened the normal apprenticeship time by a reduction of the period of apprenticeship on completion of the course. A substantial shift in the coat of training from the employer to the T.A.F.E. collages has also occurred. With this in mind I have examined the cost of training electrical apprentices in the A.C.T. and compared this cost with the cost for training pre-apprentices in the electrical trade in the A.C.T. with the view to proposing a pilot program in pre-apprentice electrical trade.
|Date of Award||1981|