Tag Archive for: apprenticeship

The Urban Institute releases “Skilling Up: The Scope of Modern Apprenticeship”

The Urban Institute, an organization seeking to improve the “well-being of people and places in the United States,” has recently published an assessment of the state of apprenticeship. Find below a description of the report from its abstract, and a link to the full document: The apprenticeship movement is reshaping skills, policies, and programs in […]

Apprenticeships for youth now have national momentum (Part 2)

By Ray Glier, youthtoday.org.  Da’Sean Harrison, 22, has ambitions to be a general contractor, a master of all trades. Now working on a construction job in the Seattle area, he marvels over the skills of one worker he and his co-workers have nicknamed “wizard.” Harrison wants to be a wizard. The Washington state legislation that provides […]

Apprenticeships for youth now have national momentum (Part 1)

By Ray Glier, youthtoday.org Da’Sean Harrison, 22, has ambitions to be a general contractor, a master of all trades. Now working on a construction job in the Seattle area, he marvels over the skills of one worker he and his co-workers have nicknamed “wizard.” Harrison wants to be a wizard. The Washington state legislation that […]

Spark: Integrating Mentoring and Connected Learning

by Sarah Schwartz As described in an earlier post, connected learning is learning that is interest-driven, socially-embedded, and academically-oriented. In this post, I wanted to highlight Spark, an innovative program serving middle school students that is integrating mentoring and connected learning in an apprenticeship model. I had the privilege of attending a Match Event at one […]