A second apprenticeship: the career transition of trades teachers

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Author: Gustafson, Barbara


This paper describes research conducted at three Western Canadian technical colleges to explore the career transition, or second apprenticeship, of individuals who moved from trades practice to teaching trades. This research set out to understand the career transition of tradespeople as they move to teaching in a college setting. The research questions asked were: what motivates tradespeople to move to teaching; what competencies do they bring from the first career to the second; how do they learn to teach; how does the vocational identity change with a career change; and what are the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Career change; Trainers; Vocational teachers; Training of trainers; Job satisfaction; Survey; Perception

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: St John's, Newfoundland: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2017

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 13-18

ISSN: 1499-1845, 1499-1853 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 137.1121

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