Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Implementation of apprenticeship programs in the high school curriculum is a policy analysis of the efforts of the German apprenticeship system to help motivate and train non-traditional age students and apparently known non-college-bound youth. The study explains how the apprenticeship would utilize work places as learning environments, create opportunities for mentor relationships to provide important adult roles, and develop the flexibility, dependability, and vocational skills that most employers agree will be necessary in the years to come.

The study will emphasize the necessity of helping young people to make the crucial connections between school learning, community participation, and a satisfying, constructive life's work.

The research will explore the existing German apprenticeship programs and analyze the policy. Also the research will review existing documentation of programs in the United States. National experts will be consulted by phone for informational purposes.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Allen.MA

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