ERIC Number: EJ858225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Registered Apprenticeship: Stepping up to the President's Challenge
Oates, Jane; Ladd, John V.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n6 p22-25 Sep 2009
In President Obama's inaugural address to Congress, he spoke about the role the workforce and education systems and Registered Apprenticeship will play in preparing U.S. workers to succeed in today's global market. The president issued the following challenge to all Americans: "And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training, or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option." In response to the President's challenge, the U.S. Department of Labor's Registered Apprenticeship program offers young men and women many opportunities to learn valuable skills, establish relationships with employers, and get paid while they learn to build successful careers. Today's Registered Apprenticeship works directly with many two- and four-year colleges and universities to provide the technical classroom instruction that employers demand. Working with partners in the career and technical education (CTE) system allows Registered Apprenticeship programs to provide young people with increased opportunities, and support the goals of preparing U.S. workers to compete in a global economy and training America's next generation of skilled workers.
Descriptors: Colleges, Global Approach, Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Vocational Education, Presidents, Higher Education, Enrollment
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States