Technical Education and Industry, 2

Report of a Commonwealth Regional Seminar, Ibadan, Nigeria, 24 April – 5 May 1978

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Summary of discussions of lead papers: Partnership: The National Framework

The origins of modern apprenticeship can be traced to the Industrial Revolution of the mid 18th Century when the training of craftsmen and artisans began to be instituted in a formal way, the principle feature being the contractual obligation of the employer to train the employee in return for service. Another impact of the Industrial Revolution was the gradual involvement of government in the process and control of apprenticeship by defining its various aspects through legislation.


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