Dr. Robert Lerman, quoted in a New York Times article on how the incoming Administration might help working families, emphasizes the bipartisan support behind apprenticeship.
The United States has a long history of apprenticeship training in the skilled trades like construction, plumbing, electrical and automotive. Typically led by labor organizations, these programs partner apprentices with skilled mentors and provide educational opportunities in state-of-the art learning facilities to prepare workers for high-paying jobs.
More recently, apprenticeship has expanded into new fields, including many once thought to require a college degree, such as IT, healthcare, energy, business, advanced manufacturing, culinary arts, customer service, hotel and restaurant management and sales.
We’ve identified occupational standards in 10 job categories across four countries: the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Australia. See what kind of skills are required for apprenticeships in a range of occupations in other countries.