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1   Link   Success in the New Economy Video
The "Success in the New Economy" video was developed to "help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow's labor market realities." The video presents a compelling case for students to explore career choices early and to consider technical skill acquisition through real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education.
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2   Link   Operating Engineers Local 324 Training Fund
The Operating Engineers Local 324 Journeyman & Apprentice Training Fund website
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3   Link   DOL News Briefs
A link to the online newsletter published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. These News Briefs often include info related to apprenticeship and career/tech ed training.
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4   Link   Michigan Prosperity Regions Talent Map
An interactive web-based tool for workforce, economic development, and education/training stakeholders to connect, collaborate, and create to better serve Michigan employers.
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Apprenticeship Trivia

The concept of a "graduated wage scale" (where apprentices earned increased wages as they progressed) first appeared after the American Civil War. An 1865 indenture used by the Pennsylvania Railroad provides one of the first examples. It provided 50 cents for a 10-hour day in the first 620 days of training, 60 cents a day in the next 310 days, and 80 cents a day for the balance of the apprenticeship term. A bonus of $124 was paid if and when the apprentice completed training.