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The Rise of Apprenticeships Whether it is in addition to a four-year degree, an alternative to college, or a way to explore future careers, apprenticeships are on the rise and making a comeback. With an increase in college debt, competition in job security, and the introduction of "new collar" to expand skilled trades to areas pertinent to today (cybersecurity, IT, and health care), apprenticeships are opening doors to lessen the growing job gap.
What do apprenticeships offer our students? How to employers benefit through these hands-on programs? As we begin to shift focus and consider other options of higher education, this pathway may be the answer for students interested in developing skills for their career of choice through work-based learning.
To learn more on what apprenticeships can offer and stories of experience click on the links to read more:
New York Times: Want a White Collar Career Without College Debt? Become an ApprenticeThe Wall Street Journal: Seeking Tech Talent, Companies Kickstart Apprenticeship Programs