Youth, trades and apprenticeships: community research project

Author: 
Houghting, Heather and Rekha
Category: 
Date: 
2004
Location: 
U-links 705-286-2411
Reference: 
TP-471
Collection: 
Abstract: 

The purpose of this project is to examine youth in Haliburton County with respect to their employment readiness needs in terms of training and apprenticeships in the trades. Surveys and interviews conducted with students, government agencies, high school staff, and non-profit agencies form the basis of a qualitative analysis.

A literature review of apprenticeship programming both local and far-reaching introduces the subject and is followed by a detailed description of the research methodology employed. Results are presented organized around a demographic profile, youth perceptions of trades, and possible barriers to programming. Details of services and programs available to youth interested in apprenticeships are documented. A discussion of results and recommendations both for youth and community conclude the paper.