WHY CONSIDER AN APPRENTICESHIP?
The United States skills gap…
Four years of college isn’t for everyone and the job market isn’t set up for everyone to need a four-year degree. Trade jobs account for 54% of the labor market*, and in 2017 approximately 40% of job growth will be the estimated 2.5 million new middle skill* jobs that are being added to the workforce. The United States has a skills gap, meaning there are more job opportunities than there are skilled labor to fill them.
Data Source: “Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required” The New York Times (2017)
** Data Source: “Where the Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar” USA Today (2014)