States Are Turning Their Attention to Apprenticeships

With so much federal money poured into college aid, resulting in recent graduates mired in loan debt, it is refreshing that more attention is being paid to apprenticeships.  Some states are recognizing the importance in helping businesses boost these declining opportunities.  Read the WSJ article.

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  1. Jay says:

    I thought the only apprenticeships that still existed were for carpenters, plumbers or tattoo artists.

    • Bill B. says:

      They are generally more for blue collar type jobs, but provide excellent work experience for first timers on the job.

      • Pam Villarreal says:

        And in many professions, they lead to jobs that pay well. Ask my master electrician who started off as an apprentice and probably makes far more than I do.

  2. Pam Villarreal says:

    Many jobs that require apprenticeships are expected to grow at a much faster pace over the next 10 years than some of the popular jobs that now require a 4-year degree and loads of debt. I doubt the market would be saturated, particularly since there is still an odd “stigma” associated with a job that may not require sitting at a desk all day (i.e. plumber). Although this stigma starts to go away when apprentices become master plumbers, have their own business and earn 6 figures.

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