Manufacturers complain they can't find skilled workers, even as they face a wave of retirements of older white men.
The infrastructure bill that recently passed in the Senate highlights a disturbing and long-neglected shortage in apprenticeship investments.
One Tennessee high school is persevering with its automotive program, even during the pandemic
Home Depot is investing $50 million into residential construction apprenticeships, but that still won't address the labor shortage.
Manufacturers are worried they will not have enough skilled workers in the future, so they have started to create apprenticeship programs to train high school students.
'This is an avenue for even some folks with college degrees.'
About half of jobs today require more than a high school diploma, but less than a college degree.
With technical skills in demand, vocational programs try to shake old stereotype.
Vocational training has changed, and is luring academically-oriented students