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Learning Curve

US hopes grants will spur apprenticeships

Marketplace Contributor Feb 16, 2015
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The U.S. lags behind countries like Germany and Switzerland in the race to train young workers in the latest advanced technologies.  Now, the Department of Labor has $100 million in grants it will award to create apprenticeship programs across the country.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez recently highlighted efforts by companies like Buhler Aeroglide, which offers training for high school students in manufacturing skills.  The federal government has singled out Buhler as an apprenticeship leader. Perez says creating more programs like Buhler’s will help grow the economy.  

He hopes companies will offer training programs in all kinds of skills, including IT, cyber security and healthcare.

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