Evaluation Design Options for the Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Program

Research Report

Evaluation Design Options for the Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Program

Abstract

High-quality long-term care workers are in high demand. The apprenticeship model is a well-established strategy for training workers by combining classroom and experiential learning, and placing workers into careers that offer opportunities for advancement. Best known for training plumbers and electricians, the apprenticeship model is now being applied to long-term care occupations. By improving the skills of direct care workers, higher wages may be justified by the greater productivity of workers. By restructuring employment, apprenticeship may provide a path for career advancement. This report assesses possible research designs to evaluate long-term care registered apprenticeship programs.

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