The Future of Apprenticeships
Executive Summary The industry makeup of current federal apprenticeships has barely changed since the creation of Registered Apprenticeship Programs in 1937. Apprenticeships are still largely concentrated in goods-producing industries, but Bureau of Labor Statistics projections indicate that the majority of…
Women and Apprenticeships
Executive Summary Women make up 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, but only 9 percent of all active federal apprenticeships. The reasons for this disparity are worth exploring, and one likely explanation is that women typically do not choose…
Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs vs Registered Apprenticeship Programs
The latest major change to apprenticeship programs on the federal level is the creation of the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP).
National Apprenticeship Week
Executive Summary It’s National Apprenticeship Week—a perfect opportunity to analyze the state of apprenticeship programs in the United States. While there has been significant effort toward expanding apprenticeship programs, these programs are facing several challenges including duplicative efforts with limited…