Student Perceptions of Higher Education and Apprenticeship Alignment
1.1. The Pathway to Middle-Skills
1.2. Middle-Skills Gained Through Work-Based Learning (WBL)
1.3. Defining Apprenticeships
1.4. Research-Based Evidence About Apprenticeships
1.5. Defining CTE
1.6. Drawbacks of Apprenticeship–The Case for Higher Ed Alignment
2. Materials and Methods
2.2. Research Design
3.1. Demographic Characteristics of Respondents
3.2. Summary of Results
5. Qualitative Findings
- improved awareness and involvement;
- remove stigmatization of post-secondary options; and
- affordable education.
6. Theme 1: Improved Awareness and Involvement
7. Theme 2: Remove the Stigma
8. Theme 3: Affordability
9. Early Exposure
10. Limitations of the Study
Conflicts of Interest
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|Perceptions of Apprenticeship||Mean||St. Dev.|
|1. Throughout high school, all of my career options including work, military, college, apprenticeship, and technical education were presented to me without stigmatization or bias from my parents and high school educators.||3.15||1.31|
|2. The ability to transfer my credits and earned competencies is an important factor when considering an apprenticeship.||3.96||0.85|
|3. Upon graduating high school, I would have been interested in managing a full-time job and college classes in my desired field of study.||3.46||1.20|
|4. Upon graduating high school, I would have been prepared to make a 3–5-year commitment to an employer by entering into an apprenticeship agreement.||3.13||1.10|
|5. Being able to earn a degree, tuition-free, from an accredited institution is an important factor when considering whether or not to pursue apprenticeship.||4.09||0.81|
|6. The ability to transfer from one employer to another or have the ability to terminate my apprenticeship is important factor when considering whether or not to pursue apprenticeship.||3.72||0.83|
|7. I would prefer to have my education and the on-the-job training occur separately during the apprenticeship.||3.13||0.91|
|8. I would prefer to have apprenticeship completion be measured by my skills and abilities(competencies) rather than be solely based on the amount of time logged.||3.96||0.74|
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Decker, D. Student Perceptions of Higher Education and Apprenticeship Alignment. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 86. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9020086
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