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Can we make apprenticeships great again?

In many cases, automation is changing the workforce faster than we can keep up. Manufacturers say they expect to have millions of unfilled positions. Adapting apprenticeship programs could help close the expanding wage and skills gaps by giving people another option for job training.

If you're interested in reading more about the pros and cons to apprenticeships here are some helpful links that I used for my research:

Department of Labor:

Cost analysis study from Case Western Reserve University:


Brookings Institute:

And here's an interesting chart about STEM majors:

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