Apprenticeships have almost reached the status of a buzzword in the discussion over how to close the skills gap. State Senators are introducing bills to make apprenticeships more accessible to high school students. Meanwhile, officials in Maryland are expanding a high school apprenticeship program that started in two counties out to the rest of the state.
And while connecting high school students with apprenticeships is critical, many employers are also introducing or expanding their own apprenticeship programs – as they seek to turn entry level employees into masters in their field.
You could say that apprenticeships have gone back to their roots.