Old idea, new economy: Rediscovering apprenticeships

Sep 12, 2018

Apprenticeships are having a moment. Supporters on both the right and the left say the “earn while you learn” approach can help create a more skilled workforce, provide a path to solid, middle-class careers, and serve as a needed corrective to the “college for all” push that has left some students with piles of debt and no obvious career.

In this APM Reports documentary, we ask: How can apprenticeships expand to include careers beyond the traditional trades and reach new populations searching for a foothold in the middle class?

Tune in this Sunday, September 16 at 7 p.m. on WRVO for more from APM Reports.

This program is part of a series on education from APM Reports, we're airing these documentaries for the first four weeks in September on Public Radio Presents.