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Room to grow: Identifying new frontiers for apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are one of the few bipartisan ideas in the realm of workforce development, promising an alternative way of training skilled workers without requiring higher education. Instead of accumulating debt, students get to “earn while they learn.” President Obama offered tens of millions of dollars in grants to expand innovative apprenticeship programs,1 and President Trump recently issued an executive order making it easier for businesses to apply for apprenticeship approvals.