Hybrid delivery of college instruction in the skilled trades: supporting apprenticeship completion

This report proposes that, by combining online courses for theory and in-class learning, hybrid apprenticeship programs may be able to achieve comparable outcomes to traditional in-class programs, but in approximately half the required time. This study examined the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (IMM) apprentice program at two Ontario colleges and found that there were no significant differences in completion rates, grades, satisfaction and engagement levels, retention and completion between traditional teaching methods and a hybrid program.

Conducted from 2011 to 2014, the study examined the I ... Show more

Authors: MacDonald-Jenkins, June; Cornish, Clair

Published: Toronto, Ontario, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2015

Resource type: Government report or paper

Physical description: 29 p. (report) + 10 p. (apppendix)

Access item: http://www.heqco.ca/en-ca/Research/ResPub/Pages/Hybrid-Delivery-of-College-Instruction-in-the-Skilled-Trades-Supporting-Apprenticeship-Completion.aspx

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