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Trump on Apprentices: Details, Please



by Andy Smarick

The Trump administration has declared this “workforce development week.” The president is promising to make a big push on apprenticeships. During Monday’s cabinet meeting, he said, “Apprenticeships are going to be a big, big factor in our country.”

The vast majority of Americans don’t get jobs via apprenticeships, so the public, and even many employers, don’t know much about them. As Eric Morath wrote for the WSJ, compared to European countries, the US underutilizes apprenticeships—even though, according to the US Department of Labor, “nine in 10 Americans who complete apprentice training land a job, and their average starting salary is $60,000 a year.”

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