Industry-driven apprenticeship: what works, what's needed

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Author: Jacoby, Tamar; Lerman, Robert I.


Changing technology, growing skills mismatches and weak wage growth are drawing attention to the need for more sophisticated, more relevant career and technical skills, especially for workers who lack a four-year college degree. Among the most effective ways to raise skill levels and prepare workers for rewarding careers is with apprenticeships that combine classroom learning and paid on-the-job experience, teaching skills in demand across an industry. Yet it has proven surprisingly difficult to scale apprenticeship in the United States. This study reviews lessons learned about...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Policy; Governance; Workforce development; Apprenticeship; Career development; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Work based learning; Course design; Government; Employers; Skill standardisation

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Opportunity America, 2019

Physical description: 82 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 137.914

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