Apprenticeships work. Just ask our friends at Apprenticeship Carolina, who were recently featured on NPR’s American Made series as an innovative program creating win-win situations for employers and employees statewide. We’re proud to have them as part of our OPE Planning Committee, and look forward to building and filling apprenticeships for South Carolina’s military talent and military-friendly employers for years to come. A few of our favorite quotes from the NPR interview:
…everyone interviewed for this story — regardless of ideology or geography… all say the same thing: The apprenticeship system is an economic plus.
It’s a stigma that we’re trying to get over, especially in our schools. Just because they don’t have a sheet of paper hanging on the wall saying they went to school for four years doesn’t mean that they’re any less important to our country and the economy of our country than anyone else.
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