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NPR: Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers in Trades

Posted by Apprentice Day Team on June 29, 2016

Pictured: Jeffy Docteur is one of the students in the NStar electrician apprenticeship program outside Boston. He says he’s interested in working on switching systems that keep power flowing through the electrical grid. Chris Arnold/NPR As the economy continues to recover, economists are seeing stark differences between people with high school and college degrees. The […]

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Rising Default Among Student Loan Borrowers

Posted by Apprentice Day Team on May 6, 2016

There was a time when conventional wisdom said that student debt is not a problem in and of itself—rather, “high” debt of $100,000 or more is the more pressing concern. A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York highlights just how out of touch that view is. A staggering percentage of Americans […]

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Obama Wants Students Trained for ‘In-Demand’ Jobs

Posted by Apprentice Day Team on April 25, 2016

Pictured above: President Barack Obama visits a class at Bladensburg High School on Monday in Bladensburg, Md., where he announced 24 recipients of $107 million in Youth CareerConnect grants intended to help better prepare students for higher education. A new skills program will make apprenticeship work transferable as college credit. The Obama administration on Monday […]

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Start Planning for National Apprentice Day!

Posted by Apprentice Day Team on February 20, 2016

Start planning to do your dream job with National Apprentice Day™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization connecting kids to their dream job. This program is free for kids and businesses, donation funded. We are creating a world where every single child has the opportunity to discover and pursue their dream job. This program is starting in West Virginia. […]

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