More states address apprenticeship policies
State lawmakers are turning more toward apprenticeships as a strategy to tackle the skills gap, according to an annual report on states’ career and technical education policies.
In 2019, at least 35 policies related to apprenticeships were enacted across 22 states, says the report by CTE Advance, the Association for Career and Technical Education, and the Education Commission of the States. Many of the policies aim to expand access to apprenticeships and make more learners aware of such programs. In 2018, 22 policies related to apprenticeships were enacted across 15 states. In 2017, 20 states passed 25 such policies.