Careers: The Next Generation's Co-op Plus Apprenticeship Programs: Linking Workplace Training with Classroom Learning (1998)

CAREERS: The Next Generation’s Co-op PLUS Apprenticeship Programs link workplace training with classroom learning to develop young people’s employability skills and help communities meet their workforce needs.

Founded in 1994 in Alberta, CAREERS programs build on the provincial government’s traditional apprenticeship and industry training program by providing for a more rigorous selection process, pre-employment training, rotational work placements, and regular evaluation; and linking apprenticeship training with formal high school education.

As well, they supplement the traditional development of technical skills with the development and evaluation of transferable generic employability skills, and provide a framework for community collaboration that meets the needs of students, employers, and schools.

All CAREERS programs operate on the co-op model of alternating periods of study and related work experience.

Programs include the Co-op PLUS Apprenticeship, designed for secondary school graduates, 18 to 25 years old, interested in apprenticing in the trades; the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) PLUS, an enhanced version of the Alberta government’s Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), which allows Alberta secondary school students to apprentice while still in school; and Career Plus, which expands the cooperative apprenticeship concept to occupations beyond the traditional trades.

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James Price. Careers: The Next Generation's Co-op Plus Apprenticeship Programs: Linking Workplace Training with Classroom Learning 1998. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/careers_the_next_generation_coop/careers_the_next_generation_coop.pdf>
James Price (1998). Careers: The Next Generation's Co-op Plus Apprenticeship Programs: Linking Workplace Training with Classroom Learning. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/careers_the_next_generation_coop/careers_the_next_generation_coop.pdf
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