Recasting American Apprenticeship

A Summary of the Barriers to Apprenticeship Expansion Research Project

By Skills for America's Future

February 24, 2016


This report presents new research and recommendations aimed at helping businesses recognize apprenticeships as a valuable, viable workforce development strategy. Its companion publication, Recasting Apprenticeship Annotated Bibliography, shares a collection of literature on apprenticeship.

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Key Takeaway

The results are in — and indicate that the road to apprenticeship is no easy ride

Why aren't apprenticeships taking off? It’s difficult to get them out of the starting gate. Barriers include: 1) deficient funding; 2) flawed stigmas; 3) insufficient infrastructure; and 4) complicated registration processes.

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