Army Apprenticeship Program (AAP). Evaluation of AAP Operations. Phase 3
Final rept. Jan-May 90,
ARMY TRADOC ANALYSIS COMMAND FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN
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The Army Apprenticeship Program AAP is currently suffering from neglect. The state of the AAP can be characterized as one of a death spiral. Without immediate attention and effort, the AAP will continue its spiral to its eventual demise. While apprentices, supervisors, Education Services Officers ESOs and Program Sponsored Service School PSSS have provided generally favorable comments about the need and intentions of the program, a persistent theme from ESO and PSSSs was that they need help with the program. AAP management needs to make an effort to correct the problems associated with the AAP. This report identified the problem areas that need to be resolved lack of feedback on apprentices inadequate AAP documentation lack of commitment to the AAP obstacles to AAP completion lack of adequate AAP resources insufficient AAP marketing lack of AAP training and little or no recognition for participation in the AAP. To solve the operational problems associated with the program, the study proposed to reorganize the AAP based upon the concept of individual school ownership of their apprenticeship programs. AAP management needs to delegate the freedom to make decisions about the AAP to local TRADOC schools. Thus, creating the concept of an accountability center. The entry process for the AAP should be changed to promote the use of the AAP by USAREC as a recruiting incentive.
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