Youth, trades and apprenticeships: community research project

Title

Youth, trades and apprenticeships: community research project

Author

Houghting, Heather; Rekha, Peter

Host Organization

Economic Diversification Committee
Host contact: Babbs, Trevor

Supervising Faculty

Brunger, Alan
Department: Geography

Reference Number

TP-471

Date

2004

Location of Document

U-Links Office

Area

Haliburton County

Subject

Youth apprencticeship programs and employment readiness

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.

Publisher

Trent University

Files

Reference

Houghting, Heather; Rekha, Peter, Youth, trades and apprenticeships: community research project, Trent University, 2004