Tag: Apprenticeship

This AEI Events Podcast brings you a dynamic and thought-provoking keynote conversation on American education and workforce development featuring Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and Arizona State University President Michael Crow. This keynote was part of an event hosted at Arizona State convening some of the nation’s foremost education and labor experts.

Globalization, automation, and other emerging technologies are poised to reshape the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. The skills needed today and in the future are dramatically different from those demanded in the past. These changes merit a broader and more responsive education system with stronger alignment to employer needs and more flexibility for individuals seeking new skills as they move from one job to another.

In this episode of the “New Skills Marketplace” podcast, Andy Smarick (AEI) and John Bailey (AEI) sit down with Diane Jones from the Urban Institute to discuss the role of community colleges and apprenticeship programs in closing the skills gap.

Diane first breaks down the world of apprenticeships: what they are [7:20], the sectors they serve [9:54], the differences between registered and unregistered apprenticeships [13:33], how apprenticeships in the United States compare to those in other countries [20:18], and how they are regulated [28:08]. Diane then shifts to a conversation about the role of community colleges and how they have changed in response to new challenges [33:29]. Next, Diane details state efforts to solve the skills gap issue [43:00]. Finally, Andy and John reflect on their conversation with Diane [46:30].

Paul Beston joins Steven Malanga to talk about the history of the American high school and making high-quality career training central in today’s high schools. This Ten Blocks episode is the second based on City Journal’s special issue, The Shape of Work to Come.

In 1910, less than 20 percent of America’s 15-to-18-year-olds were enrolled in high school. By 1940, that figure had reached nearly 75 percent. The phenomenon became known as the American high school movement, and the impetus for it came from local communities, not from federal, or even state, government.

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A cornerstone of childhood education is learning by example while an adult or elder sibling tackles a problem or task. Often, these lessons involve nothing more on the student’s part than carrying materials, fetching tools, or shining a light. An extra pair of hands, however small or weak, can be very helpful. Occasionally, small hands […]

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