How Are Apprenticeship Programs Surviving During COVID-19?

By Ryan Golden, Construction Dive

The type of in-person learning experience fostered at many apprenticeship programs, something that became difficult to maintain as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the U.S. Other talent development models, such as internships, moved online at many organizations.

Yet it's clear to executives that online formats can't recreate every aspect of learning and development that occurred when worksites were full of employees.

Federal data shows that apprenticeships are growing on the national stage. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 252,000 individuals entered apprenticeships in fiscal year 2019, representing 128% growth since 2009, with more than 12,000 apprenticeship programs created during the preceding five-year period.

 

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