New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements (1998)

The New Brunswick Department of Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program aims to meet the demand for educated and skilled workers, and to ease the transition between school and work.

Established in 1993, the program’s objectives include making careers in high-skilled occupations more appealing and accessible to youth; encouraging cooperation between the business community and the educational system; and providing employers with a talent pool of motivated, academically prepared potential employees.

The program allows students to participate in a regular secondary school program of their choice, while also participating in outcome-based instruction and by obtaining paid work experience.

Students start their apprenticeship program in the summer after Grade 10 and move through three progressively more specialized phases of work and study, each consisting of 120 hours of instruction and 120 hours or more of paid work experience.

The instruction in each phase is delivered outside school hours, mainly during evening, weekend, and summer workshop and through self-directed learning activities. Students fulfil the work experience portion of each phase over the summer months, and at other times outside school hours by mutual arrangement with their employers.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements 1998. Web. 1 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/new_brunswick_youth_apprenticeship/new_brunswick_youth_apprenticeship.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa (1998). New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/new_brunswick_youth_apprenticeship/new_brunswick_youth_apprenticeship.pdf
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