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⬇️ What’s happening with US apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are not that popular in the US:
US: 0.3% of the overall workforce has completed an apprenticeship in 2022.
Switzerland: 70% of high school students participate in apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships grew 103% in 10 years 📉 but the growth rate is dropping post-COVID.
2019 → 12% growth
2020 → 3% growth
2021 → 2% growth
2022 → 5% growth
2023 → 1% (Jan-Jun) growth
🪖 Solider students
The largest apprenticeship program in the US is run by USMAP (United Services Military Apprenticeship Program) and it represents 110k (18%) of the 581k apprentices. Service members improve their job skills while on active duty at no-cost and without requiring any off-duty service hours to complete it.
Aside from the USMAP, the 2nd largest vertical is construction:
According to the ILO (International Labour Organization), apprenticeships have a gender-based bias even in countries with relatively high gender equality such as Denmark, UK, and Germany.
Lower pay for women
Culture and traditional gender roles
Self-limitation and self-selection
Sexual harassment and gender-based violence
The same applies to the US where apprenticeships are clearly male-dominated unfortunately:
In terms of ethnic origin, there doesn’t seem to be any major difference, apart from the Multiple-Race group where they seem to be more popular:
$150-175m/year: The Congress and three Presidential Administrations have supported increased allocations of about $150-175 million per year for the registered apprenticeship system.
$99m: The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration awarded $99m in grant investments to 28 grantees for the H-1B Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap grant program in February 2020.
$121m: Apprenticeship Building America grants for Registered Apprenticeships.
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