Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
STEM Education & Professional Studies
Occupational and Technical Studies
John M. Ritz
Philip A. Reed
Alok K. Verma
To remain globally competitive, U.S. companies need to consider new strategies for developing a workforce. The apprenticeship model has been identified as a viable solution for companies to invest. The problem of this study was to determine if an apprenticeship experience was enhanced by the type of supervision given during the work-related component of a program. To aid current and potential companies offering apprenticeship programs, this study identified a population of apprentices (N = 877), tracked them from entry into the program until five years after graduating, and analyzed their outcomes relative to program completion, academic GPA, work-related GPA, company longevity, and company promotion between those apprentices that were supervised under three unique supervision conditions. Finding significant differences between supervision type relative to completion, academic and work-related GPA's, and promotion, the study concluded that the apprenticeship experience was enhanced by the type of supervision given during the work-related component of the program.
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Christman, J. S..
"Enhancing Apprentice Training Through Supervision of Work Experience"
(2015). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, STEM Education & Professional Studies, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/gzfy-xd38