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This week, more than 1,000 Scottish companies will participate in Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2014, highlighting the success of the country’s recent efforts to dramatically increase apprenticeships. As U.S. policymakers set out to double the number of apprenticeships in America over the next five years, Scotland serves as an example of a country that has done just that.

As detailed in a recent Center for American Progress report, “Training for Success: A Policy to Expand Apprenticeships in the United States,” apprenticeships help businesses meet the demand for skilled workers while offering workers higher wages and better employment outcomes. In particular, apprenticeships can benefit Millennials, who face disproportionately high unemployment rates, low-wage jobs, rising college costs, and spiraling student debt.

Ken Notes: Great read!

Read More At: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/news/2014/05/22/90295/what-the-united-states-can-learn-from-scotlands-apprenticeship-expansion/



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 22 Date: 5/27/2014 12:50:38 PM -