APM Reports: Old Idea, New Economy - Rediscovering Apprenticeships

Airs Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 6 p.m. Apprenticeships are having a moment. Supporters on both the right and the left say the “earn while you learn” approach can help create a more skilled workforce, provide a path to solid, middle-class careers, and serve as a needed corrective to the “college for all” push that has left some students with piles of debt and no obvious career. In this APM Reports documentary we ask: How can apprenticeships expand to include careers beyond the traditional trades  and reach new populations searching for a foothold in the middle class?