The Trump administration is a vocal supporter of apprenticeship programs, even accepting the challenge posed by Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff to create 5 million apprenticeships in five years.
Some experts say that apprenticeships could be the link between employers with millions of job openings, and the millions of job seekers looking for work. But how do you make 5 million high-quality apprenticeships actually happen? That was the focus of Tuesday’s Third Annual Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum at the Urban Institute.
Panelists and experts from the public and private sectors discussed potential solutions for employers, as well as what the U.S. can learn from the successes and failures of similar programs that took off in the late 90s in the U.K.
Central to the implementation of apprenticeships in the U.S. are three practical questions related to future scalability.