Report Makes Connection Between Apprenticeships and the Economy

As detailed in the recent Center for American Progress report, “Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States,” apprenticeship is a workforce-training model that combines on-the-job training with classroom-based instruction and has been proven to benefit employers, employees, and the overall economy.

Several US apprenticeship programs are studied in the report.  As described by the Center for American Progress,

This report examines a suite of innovative apprenticeship models from around the country. It provides detailed case studies of Vermont Healthcare and Information Technology Education Center, or Vermont HITEC; the Michigan Advanced Technologies Training program, or MAT2; the SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership; the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, or NIMS, Certified Registered Apprenticeship program; and Apprenticeship Carolina. From effective marketing and business engagement to financial incentives and thorough skills assessments, these models exemplify a number of compelling strategies to expand apprenticeships into new occupations and sectors and to increase overall apprenticeship enrollment.

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute founded to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement.  For more information, see the article at the Center for American Progress or read the full report, Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States.