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Rise of Apprentices in the U.S.

Rise of Apprentices in the U.S.

Apprenticeships is a great way to gain experience in the craft you want to perform. The rise has tapered off in the last couple of years, as outlined by Axios:

The number of people in active apprenticeship programs in the U.S. has grown 78% since 2011, according to Department of Labor data. 

Driving the news: This week is National Apprenticeship Week, an annual Department of Labor campaign designed to promote registered apprenticeships — programs that are validated by the DOL or a state agency that places workers in jobs to learn specialized skills.

State of play: Program participation shrank during the pandemic — 222,243 new apprentices signed on compared to 252,271 in 2019. Construction programs had the most active apprentices (253,520) as of the end of last year.