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CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship

As employers lament a shortage of skilled workers, one solution is gaining steam: youth apprenticeship.


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Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education

To make the most of apprenticeship, policymakers must make it part of—not an "alternative" to—higher education.


HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Rethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education

What if we could increase early childhood educators’ skills—and improve their job quality—without requiring them to pay for a degree?


HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Flipping the Paradigm

Outdated conceptions have created a catch 22 for students who need to start a career before completing a four-year degree.


HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Beyond the Skills Gap

New report highlights the role of the Higher Education Act in addressing America’s skills deficit.