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Investing in Human Capital through Apprenticeship

Angela Hanks argues why apprenticeship has the potential to make the nation’s workforce more competitive and more skilled.

When President Obama unveiled the America’s College Promise proposal last year, he compared his free community college plan to the movement a century ago to make high school education universal in the United States.

His announcement only further solidified what many economists, policy experts, and employers already knew: that a high school education on its own no longer guarantees entry into the middle class.

The above excerpt was originally published in Morning Consult. Click here to view the full article.

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Angela Hanks

Former Director, Workforce Development Policy