Please join us for a discussion on expanding apprenticeship programs with:
Ben Olinsky, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Sarah Ayres, Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Expanding Apprenticeships: How the Private Sector Can Create a More Accessible Path to a Stronger Economic Future
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET*
* Breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:45 a.m. The discussion will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Apprenticeships—an “earn-while-you-learn” form of paid worker training—have been shown to significantly boost workers’ lifetime wages and create pathways to well-paying careers for unemployed young workers—without causing them to incur student debt.
There are a number of steps that Congress can take—and others that can be accomplished through executive action—that could help expand the use of apprenticeships in the United States.
Ben Olinsky and Sarah Ayres will lead a discussion to learn what programs and laws have been beneficial to building apprenticeship programs in the United States. Our experts would also like to hear from you about what we can do better and how can we incentivize business to reinvest in apprenticeship programs.