How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship. Center for American Progress. Angela Hanks and Ethan Gurwitz. February 9, 2016.

As postsecondary education or training has become more essential for economic success, policymakers have begun to give apprenticeship a closer look. At the federal level, President Barack Obama has dedicated $175 million to an American Apprenticeship grant initiative that will help 46 public-private partnerships create more opportunities for workers and employers to participate in apprenticeship. Congress recently dedicated new funding to grow apprenticeships as well. Importantly, this new federal action follows leadership by states to spur innovation in apprenticeship and revitalize this effective, but underused worker training strategy. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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