This country's workforce was built on the apprenticeship model. Back in the day an apprentice learned the trade from a master craftsman. Often times there was just one apprentice learning a specific trade. Today's apprenticeships have evolved. Now classroom style education is combined with hands on work all under the direction of a master tradesman.
The apprentice earns a paycheck while gaining valuable work experience and networking with local industry employers. There are currently over 23,000 registered apprenticeships in the United States. Modern technology and equipment make these apprenticeships more appealing to a wider variety of individuals looking for a great career pathway.