Recasting American Apprenticeship

A Summary of the Barriers to Apprenticeship Expansion Research Project

Posted February 24, 2016
By Skills for America's Future
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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.