Articles tagged with: Apprenticeship
A college dedicated to specialist technical industries is to open its doors in Sheffield in 2013. The Sheffield University Technical College (UTC) will offer teenagers specialised learning within the engineering and digital sectors.
The government funded college, which will be supported by the city’s businesses and universities, will specialise in advanced engineering and materials, as well as the creative and digital industries. It will educate students with a specialist trade, alongside GCSE’s including maths and English. It is due to open in September 2013, with up to 600 places available to …
“one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers”
The system of apprenticeships was first developed in the Middle Ages, and came to be supervised by craft guilds and town governments. Master Craftsmen employed apprentices who were an inexpensive form of labour, in exchange for providing food, lodging and formal training. Apprentices usually began at 10-15 years of age and would live in the Master Craftsman’s household until the completion of their contract. Most apprentices aspired to becoming Master Craftsmen, and were required to serve seven years before being allowed …