apprenticeship programs

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The Obama administration’s $175 million investment in American apprenticeship grants signifies that fed-eral policymakers are focused on workforce issues, including America’s high youth-unemployment rates, through expansion of apprenticeship programs. The youth unemployment rate stood at 10.10 percent in January 2017. Meanwhile the youth unemployment rates in countries heavily invested in apprenticeships programs such as, Germany or Switzerland, are, 6.5 percent and 3.1 percent respectively.

CSG Midwest
Across the country, the number of “earn while you learn” programs is growing rapidly, and some states in the Midwest are leading the way with new policies to expand apprenticeship opportunities.