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Northeast Community College places importance on apprenticeships in workforce development

 

November 5, 2020

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Students work on a project during an Information Technology Cybersecurity Summit at Northeast Community College. Apprenticeships have greatly expanded in the last decade to include more non-traditional occupations including information technology.

While the apprenticeship model has been instrumental for decades, the current system applies to more than the typical occupations that often come to mind - plumbers, electricians and linemen, among others. Apprenticeships have greatly expanded in the last decade to include more non-traditional occupations in areas that include healthcare, information technology (IT), advanced manufacturing, and engineering. The United States Department of Labor currently has 1,349 approved occupations that qualify for apprenticeships.

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