Evaluation Design Options for the Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Program. 4. Characteristics of LTC Raps Relevant to Evaluation Designs


In the evaluation of any program, the particular characteristics of the intervention make it easier or more difficult to design an evaluation. The LTC RAP has numerous characteristics relevant to designing an evaluation including: (1) the uniformity of the intervention; (2) program length; (3) the size and scalability of these programs; (4) availability of data; (5) recruitment and selection of apprentices into the programs; and (6) implications of sponsors’ use of apprentices to improve non-apprentice staff performance.

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