Apprenticeships are on the rise. They’re one answer to the so-called ‘skills shortage’

From Reworked: “‘There’s a disconnect between work and school,’ Harvard professor Joseph Fuller told Reworked. He co-leads the school’s initiative, Managing the Future of Work. Fuller has proposals to help solve the skilled worker shortage in the United States. Among them is apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a way for high school students to gain experience with skills in demand. Unlike most college internships, which generally last a few months, are offered exclusively to college students, and are typically poorly compensated (if at all), apprenticeships usually last a year or more (although some are part-time at first), pay a decent wage, provide true on the job training and a direct path to careers that pay well.”

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