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Can apprenticeships help reduce youth unemployment?

By Clio Chang, Century Foundation Policy Issue Brief America has a lingering problem employing its youngest workers. In July 2015, the nationwide youth unemployment rate was at 12.2 percent, more than double the general unemployment rate of 5.3 percent.1 Even worse, the number of disconnected youth—those between ages 16 to 24 who are neither in […]

New MENTOR report: The Business Case for Mentoring

  From www.mentoring.org EY and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) together released a report “Mentoring: at the crossroads of education, business and community.” The report examines how top US businesses collaborate with the public and non-profit sectors to connect youth in their communities to transformative mentoring relationships and the value gained by the business […]

Transitioning to adulthood amidst uncertainty: How apprenticeships can help

by Jean Rhodes Coming of age has never been more confusing. Traditional economic and social markers of adulthood have all but vanished, leaving a generation of youth in limbo. Our collective notions of the transition to adulthood — young people finishing high school or college and marching lockstep into lifelong jobs, marriages, and mortgages — […]

New article on the re-emeregence of apprenticeships in U.S.

Reprinted from the Chronicle of Higher Education By Aisha Labi, November 26, 2012 Apprenticeships Make a Comeback in the United States Michael Aguilera, a student at Greenville Technical College, in South Carolina, and a participant in the BMW Scholars Program, learns from an employee at the company’s plant in Spartanburg. “It would be great to start […]