APPRENTICESHIPS: AN EMERGING COMMUNITY COLLEGE STRATEGY FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
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Association of Community College Trustees
Policymakers focused on economic recovery also have taken note of the potential of apprenticeships to connect people to postsecondary education and careers, thus ultimately improving their opportunities for prosperity. At the federal level, both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have called for increased investments in registered apprenticeships, especially by expanding across states and into new industries. This paper provides an overview of registered apprenticeship programs, including pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships, and describes their recent growth.