Apprenticeship Programs Expand With Help of Community Colleges

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Brett Flashnick for The Chronicle

Melissa Cristofoletti talks about a daily Bible verse with a client, Naomi Finch. On-the-job training and community-college classes go into the apprenticeship in home health care.

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Brett Flashnick for The Chronicle

Melissa Cristofoletti talks about a daily Bible verse with a client, Naomi Finch. On-the-job training and community-college classes go into the apprenticeship in home health care.

The apprenticeship system, long considered an educational relic by some educators and policy makers, is gaining new attention as a promising model for improving job skills and meeting national college-completion goals.

A number of states and community and technical colleges are working to strengthen and expand apprenticeship opportunities. They offer participants a paycheck while taking courses and being trained for an occupation. Traditional trades, such as construction and