‘The biggest battle in all of this is intellectual snobbery’ – Apprenticeships and Skills Minister | PoliticsHome.com

Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton MP was joined by Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP at a fringe meeting hosted by the Apprenticeships Forum at the Conservative party conference.
— Read on www.politicshome.com/news/uk/education/apprenticeships/opinion/apprenticeships-forum/98818/‘-biggest-battle-all

Wolf Announces Funding for Training Workers at Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Governor Wolf announced the approval of a new apprenticeship grant to Bosch Rexroth Corporation, an engineering company located in Bethlehem that supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world.
— Read on www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-announces-funding-provide-skills-training-next-generation-workers-bosch-rexroth-corporation/

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity | Intellectual Takeout

A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.
— Read on www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/high-school-apprenticeships-new-path-prosperity

Betsy DeVos’ bet on boot camps

Comments please!!!!

Why the Department of Education wants to get behind an increasingly popular—but unaccredited—new style of education.
— Read on www.politico.com/agenda/story/2019/01/16/coding-bootcamps-job-training-000869

Trump Apprenticeship Program: Some Answers, Many Questions

IRAPs are a sure fire way of devaluing the brand of Apprenticeships. In all developing countries that have a desire to increase apprenticeships, we see “watered down” options that lead to more confusion. This sadly will be the same. It is in essence re badging incumbent worker training with the lack of control and quality assurance that it will bring.

Quantity over quality… I’m so glad that unions and other respected organisations are trying to take an informed stand. I am with you!!

Labor Department information about its new nationwide apprenticeship program has unions and trade groups apprehensive.
— Read on news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/trump-apprenticeship-program-some-answers-many-questions-3

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.
— Read on www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/01/16/online-learning-fails-deliver-finds-report-aimed-discouraging

Let’s quit brainwashing kids that it’s a college degree or nothing | Chicago Sun-Times

The word is getting out!! What word is that Paul?? APPRENTICESHIPS!!!



I’m seeing more students with William’s dilemma, who are funneled to my classroom for lack of better options.
— Read on chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/lets-quit-brainwashing-kids-that-its-a-college-degree-or-nothing/

Wolf Reaffirms Pledge to Good Jobs, Skilled Workforce in Second Term

Governor Tom Wolf is working to create family-sustaining jobs and bring businesses to the commonwealth. With new and innovative investments in job training, apprenticeships, and partnerships with the private sector, the state is preparing workers for good jobs in growing careers that will strengthen our economy.
— Read on www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-reaffirms-commitment-to-good-jobs-skilled-workforce-in-second-term/