Alternative pathway qualification other than apprenticeship

Alternative pathway qualification other than apprenticeship

Many trades have sewn up the certification pathway to being an electrician plumber roofer etc through the insistence on the apprentice ship scheme. The lowly paid apprenticeship scheme has young people suffering mental abuse in terms of shouting exploitation as they are beholden to te employet. In addition how can an older person with a family to support go back through a lie paid apprenticeship scheme. Often they have picked up the bade practical skills elsewhere in their lifetime. All trade qualifications should be accessible through practical tests and theorey tests without having to commit to 3 years servitude . The current scheme favours the income o the existing entrenched employers , an is an absolutely denial of opportunity for youth and older workers wanting a career change.

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    • duncan cairncross
      commented 2016-12-01 23:05:32 +1300
      NZ has some of the most restrictive laws about who can do what of any country I know of,
      We do need better less restrictive methods of training – the current method of using the university system to train for all sorts of positions is just silly
      A modern apprentice system should be part of the mix
    • duncan cairncross
      tagged this with interesting 2016-12-01 23:05:32 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      commented 2016-12-01 11:24:54 +1300
      Completely disagree with this. The proper skills are learnt through repetition not just knowing what to do on a piece of paper. The wages aren’t “low”, as the trainee is learning at the same time as working. It’s not a one direction relationship. A trainee isn’t locked into a single employer either. They can change if their employer isn’t reasonable. I also know a lot of Polytechnic tutors & everyone of them that I’ve talked to about it believes the training they do is a poor substitute for real on the job training. The current apprenticeships should be improved for better supervision & incentives so more employers are willing to put up with the extra workload to train. I also know that apprentice’s can be paid very well if they’re good. At least the same as a full trades person but they have to prove themselves. (I’m not an employer I just have a good view from outside the trade industry).
    • Tim O’Donnell
      tagged this with dislike 2016-12-01 11:24:53 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-12-01 11:01:51 +1300