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Can apprenticeships save the U.S. labor force?




In the United States, apprenticeships are often associated with particular industries like the building trades. But in Switzerland and other parts of Europe, apprenticeships are common in many other industries. In fact, 70% of Swiss high school students participate in that country's apprenticeship program as part of their high school education.


Can a similar model work in the U.S.?


In this video, the team from the Project on Workforce discusses recently published research which used data from CareerWise Colorado, an organization that places high school students in two- and three-year apprenticeships, to determine whether such a program could help students and employers in the American labor market. Read the report at https://www.pw.hks.harvard.edu/post/careerwise.

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