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Stories of Industry and Government Shifting to Apprenticeship


At Jobs for the Future, we've been busy reimagining how to provide workers with skills that employers need with apprenticeships. To celebrate Apprenticeship Forward—a national conference that will help chart a path toward a future where American workers and businesses benefit together with apprenticeships—we're sharing a selection of apprenticeship-focused blogs.

In partnership with The Atlantic, Jobs for the Future recently helped as subject matter experts to elevate the stories of industry and government shifting to apprenticeship. These blogs were originally published on CityLab, which focuses on some of the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing metro areas and neighborhoods.

Why Apprenticeships Are Taking Off

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe
Employers need skilled workers; young people want a path to a good job without accruing lots of debt. This story examines the background on the shift to apprenticeship as a comprehensive job training strategy. Read the blog here

The New, White-Collar Apprenticeship

By Megy Karyde
Thanks to a push by the insurance industry, apprentices may be coming to an office near you. Learn how Harper College and Zurich are using apprenticeships to lead how the insurance industry is training and retaining employees. Read the blog here

Why a Major Hotel Chain Is Offering Apprenticeships

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe
Filling specialized roles like that of an executive chef isn’t easy, even for Hilton. As the service economy continues to grow and diversify, employers are seeing the value of apprenticeship. Read the blog here.

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