AskDefine | Define apprenticeship

Dictionary Definition

apprenticeship n : the position of apprentice

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English

Noun

  1. the condition of, or the time served by, an apprentice
  2. the system by which a person learning a craft or trade is instructed by a master for a set time under set conditions

Translations

condition of, or the time served by, an apprentice
system by which a person learning a craft or trade is instructed

Extensive Definition

This article is about the practice of apprenticeship. For other uses, see The Apprentice (disambiguation).
Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of skilled crafts practitioners. Apprentices (or in early modern usage "prentices") build their careers from apprenticeships. Most of their training is done on the job while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade. An informal, theoretical education may also be involved.

References

Further reading

  • Modern Apprenticeships: the way to work, The Report of the Modern Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2001 http://www.dfes.gov.uk/ma.consultation
  • Apprenticeship in the British "Training Market", Paul Ryan and Lorna Unwin, University of Cambridge and University of Leicester, 2001 http://ner.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/178/1/99
  • Creating a ‘Modern Apprenticeship’: a critique of the UK’s multi-sector, social inclusion approach Alison Fuller and Lorna Unwin, 2003 (pdf)
  • Apprenticeship systems in England and Germany: decline and survival. Thomas Deissinger in: Towards a history of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe in a comparative perspective, 2002 (pdf)
  • European vocational training systems: the theoretical context of historical development. Wolf-Dietrich Greinert, 2002 in Towards a history of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe in a comparative perspective. (pdf)
  • Apprenticeships in the UK- their design, development and implementation, Miranda E Pye, Keith C Pye, Dr Emma Wisby, Sector Skills Development Agency, 2004 (pdf)
  • L’apprentissage a changé, c’est le moment d’y penser !, Ministère de l’emploi, du travail et de la cohésion sociale, 2005

External links

apprenticeship in Bulgarian: Чирак
apprenticeship in Danish: Lærling
apprenticeship in German: Berufsausbildung
apprenticeship in Esperanto: Metilernanto
apprenticeship in French: Apprenti
apprenticeship in Italian: Training aziendale
apprenticeship in Dutch: Middelbaar beroepsonderwijs
apprenticeship in Norwegian: Lærling
apprenticeship in Norwegian Nynorsk: Lærling
apprenticeship in Simple English: Apprenticeship
apprenticeship in Finnish: Oppisopimus
apprenticeship in Swedish: Lärling
apprenticeship in Turkish: Çırak (yarışma)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

basic training, binding over, breaking, breeding, conditioning, cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, exercise, fetching-up, fostering, grooming, housebreaking, improvement, in-service training, indenture, manual training, military training, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, practice, preparation, raising, readying, rearing, rehearsal, sloyd, training, upbringing, vocational education, vocational training
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