Low pay is still an obstacle to bringing people into the field, where employment is 10% lower than before the pandemic.
The program helps licensed vocational nurses who work in state prisons to become registered nurses.
Despite steady progress toward gender equality in other fields, women still make up only a small percentage of construction workers.
Apprentices earn a full salary and usually land a permanent job. Why don't we have more of them?
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
Home Depot is investing $50 million into residential construction apprenticeships, but that still won't address the labor shortage.
The Trump administration’s new infrastructure plan promises a boost in workforce training programs — specifically, 1 million apprentices in two years. But some critics say there aren’t enough specifics in the proposals. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
'This is an avenue for even some folks with college degrees.'