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Trump Administration Pushes Apprenticeships

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On June 15, President Trump signed an Executive Order meant to expand apprenticeships. Click here to read the text of the executive order.

Inside Higher Ed, which covers news of relevance to institutions of higher education, covered the Trump administration's apprenticeship push in a June 14 article titled "New Money and New Players on Apprenticeship". The article does a good job of covering the key points of the initiative. Read the full article here.

A June 18 article in Forbes covered the topic, noting "This New Trump Plan Could Be the Answer to Millennial Job Woes." Read the article here.

The Hill, a popular news source within the D.C. beltway, ran an article by Robert Lerman, founder of the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship, that concludes "The president's effors are a good start toward the long-run goals of shifting workforce policy toward successful apprenticeships and away from costlier and less effective programs." Read the full article here.

 

 

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Apprenticeship Trivia

The Apprenticeship form of training dates back at least four thousand years! The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1790 BC) includes a law statingĀ "If an artisan has undertaken to rear a child and teaches him his craft, he [the child] can not be demanded back [by his birth parents]."