Kevin Carey wrote for the New York Times about apprenticeship:
Last December, Destina Garcia found herself outside a locked front door in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Somewhere on the other side was an older man who needed her help.
She didn’t know yet that he had terminal cancer. She hadn’t met his estranged daughter, the one she would eventually bring north to spend the final days at her father’s side.
At that moment, Ms. Garcia was only a few weeks into a brand-new and also very old kind of job, one being modernized to help fix the broken American system of education, training and employment. She had just begun work as an apprentice.