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Apprenticeship Program Is Beneficial, But Its Ability to Meet State Demands Is Limited, Report No. 02-36, June 2002
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  • The program also benefits participating students, since those who complete apprenticeships have a higher level of earnings than comparable adult vocational programs. The program also benefits participating employers by filling regional demand for skilled labor.
  • However, the program lacks a systematic approach to meeting statewide demand for skilled labor. Field representative service areas are not aligned with state workforce regions, and the program lacks guidelines for allocating funding to program sponsors.
  • Limitations in the program’s data system hinder its ability to provide information to stakeholders.  Also, inaccurate and inconsistent reporting by local education entities undermines program administrators’ ability to evaluate performance.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

School District Workforce Education
School District Certificate Programs

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-35 Profile of Changes to Florida’s Public Career Education Program Offerings,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-34 School Districts and Florida College System Institutions Frequently Change Their Career Education Programs,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-26 Florida Should Not Use the Targeted Occupations Lists as the Sole Criteria to Fund Career Education Programs,published in March 2010.
  • Report No. 10-18 Public Career Education Programs Differ From Private Programs on Their Admission Requirements, Costs, Financial Aid Availability, and Student Outcomes,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 06-28  Workforce Estimating Conference Potential Not Realized; Barriers Can Be Addressed, published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 04-42 Progress Report: Students Benefit from Workforce Education Programs, But Performance Can Be Improved, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 04-19 Information Brief:  Workforce Development System Overview, published in February 2004.
  • Report No. 03-10 Special Examination: Review of the Workforce Development System, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 02-33 Program Review: Adult General Education Performance Improves; However, Placement Rates Need Improvement and the State’s Residency Policy Needs Definition, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-32 Justification Review: Workforce Development Education Program, published in May 2002.
  • Report No. 01-56 Program Review: Workforce Development Education Program, Florida Department of Education, published in November 2001.

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