Need to think deeply about apprenticeship


By: N. George

Worth Noting:

  • Apprenticeship requires creativity, so you will realize it is a school of thought that one is introduced to and with time they perfect the art and science.
  • Most of those who have been in the theoretical classes tend to have limited or misconstrued information about the realities of the apprenticeship world others just ignore what is entailed in the workings of those who train on the job site.
  • There are numerous disciplines in the world, no one can claim to know all of them or even a half of them. As you go up the career ladder you specialize, narrowing down on specific areas thus you become knowledgeable on a just single section within the discipline.

The goal of an apprenticeship is not money, a good position, a title, or a diploma, but rather the transformation of your mind and character—the first transformation on the way to mastery. You enter a career as an outsider.

 You are naïve and full of misconceptions about this new world. Your head is full of dreams and fantasies about the future. Your knowledge of the world is subjective, based on emotions, insecurities, and limited experience.

Slowly, you will ground yourself in reality, in the objective world represented by the knowledge and skills that make people successful in it. You will learn how to work with others and handle criticism.

In the process you will transform yourself from someone who is impatient and scattered into someone who is disciplined and focused, with a mind that can handle complexity. In the end, you will master yourself and all of your weaknesses.………………Robert Greene

Ornamental needlework, embroidery, crocheting, wood-carving, wood-turning, lace-making, quilting, and macramé are some of the courses acquired through apprenticeship. Apprenticeship skills are usually acquired on the job rather than in school. The training here is practical and on site rather than theoretical learning in classroom.

In traditional African societies job training was done on site. Young boys and girls were trained by the older generation on how work is done. They followed them to work places and observed as they worked, over time they gained knowledge and were able to replicate what their trainers were doing.

Apprenticeship involves offering solutions to real problems on a day-to-day basis. Most of the apprenticeship jobs are tailored to fit to the preferences of the customers. It is not difficult to find some of the practitioners in the apprenticeship who do not know the theory of what they are doing but are aware of the procedures followed and the market requirements.

Apprenticeship requires creativity, so you will realize it is a school of thought that one is introduced to and with time they perfect the art and science.

Most of those who have been in the theoretical classes tend to have limited or misconstrued information about the realities of the apprenticeship world others just ignore what is entailed in the workings of those who train on the job site.

There are numerous disciplines in the world, no one can claim to know all of them or even a half of them. As you go up the career ladder you specialize, narrowing down on specific areas thus you become knowledgeable on a just single section within the discipline.

In apprenticeship the more exposure you gain through meeting more and more customers and understand what are their tastes and preferences. Over time, you get accustomed to work and your sole aim is to perfect the work and incorporation of customer ideas.

There is a lot of contention when your work is appreciated by those who we serve. This boasts your morale, you are able to work smarter day after the other.  Unlike imported goods which are made with general conditions apprentice products are regularly modified incorporating direct feedback from the clients.

Most developed countries like England and United States once depended on cottage industries which were run by those with apprentice skills. Their products included garment-making, textiles or sewing, as well as shoemaking and small metal machine parts.

The developing economies should embrace this idea of apprenticeship, and they could be able to improve their growth rate.

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