Apprenticeships Offer a Host of Benefits to Employers

By Julianne Nava

Compilation of research shows growing interest in apprenticeships in the United States.

Apprenticeships are one way to bring together education interests and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. An apprenticeship, which offers students and new graduates training for a trade or profession, includes on-the-job training and often some accompanying study.

Since January 1, 2017, there are over 583,000 new apprentices in the U.S., and after completing an apprenticeship, the average starting wage for the apprentice is $70,000.

Apprenticeships are much more common in Europe but slowly catching on in the United States. These and many more facts about apprenticeships are available in LFA's new fact sheet about apprenticeships.

LFA has created a background paper on Apprenticeships to compile statistics on programs.