Tips for use. Here are other ideas for using apprenticeship contracts: description. An apprenticeship contract is a voluntary document, concluded by students, that describes the steps the learner promises to take as part of a course in order to achieve academic success. This contract is signed by the student, the course director and (optional) by the parent. However, the benefits of all these contracts are to provide academic structure and support, to motivate learners who are combatants by publicly engaging in specific and positive behaviours in education and learning, and by serving as a vehicle to get teachers and students to agree on important course objectives and how to achieve them (Frank-Scharff , 2013). (See an example of an apprenticeship contract) procedure. The apprenticeship contract is usually concluded at a meeting between the student and the course director. (In colleges and high schools, the parent may also be a participant.) Although there are many possible variations of the apprenticeship contract, they often contain these components (Frank-Scharff, 2013; Greenwood and McCabe, 2008).