More than a half-million apprenticeships bridge the skills gap

The 130,000 apprenticeships that have been registered in the past two years bring the U.S. total to 505,000. Once common in skilled trades and manufacturing before these sectors went into decline, apprenticeships in the U.S. are making a comeback, fueled by $265 million in federal funding last year.

Amazon last week said it would train 10,000 U.S. veterans for careers in tech. The U.K. is pushing to add three million apprenticeships by 2020.

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor

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