“a vehicle for aligning goals of individual development and organizational capability” (Fuller, 2012, p. 9)
beneficial to kinesthetic learners who learn by doing (Jones, 2011)
incorporates theoretical classroom instruction with hands-on activities to complete skills and tasks needed for specified occupation (Jones, 2011)
assists learners’ knowledge by utilizing experienced mentors training through redefining previously learned life skills and lessons (Jones, 2011)
facilitates trainees to learn typical thought process of expert mentors, commonly referred to as cognitive apprenticeship (Ormrod, 2012).
“vastly underused, poorly coordinated, nonstandardized, and undervalued by students, parents, educators, and policymakers” (Jones, 2011, p. 52) in the United States.
some countries are unaware of federal or governmental funds available to financially assist businesses and organizations in creating appropriate apprenticeship programs (Way, 2011).
trainees learn about skill or trade as well as language of trade (Ormrod, 2012). Careful thought and consideration need to be utilized when choosing appropriate mentors for trainees. Mentors need to exhibit adequate skills and training needed to effectively teach or train others while instilling company’s goals, mission, and vision.