November 13, 2020

Need to know: COVID-19

Dropping knowledge

This week is Apprenticeship Week in North Carolina. If you don’t know much about apprenticeships, watch this video to learn more. A few facts about apprenticeships in North Carolina:

  1. The number of registered apprentices has more than doubled over the past four years.
  2. The sectors with the most apprenticeships are public safety, construction, advanced manufacturing, and health care.
  3. High school students are eligible for a tuition waiver at community college if they register for either a pre-apprenticeship or registered apprenticeship before they graduate high school, so parents and students see it as a way to earn money while earning college credits.
  4. ApprenticeshipNC moved from the Department of Commerce to the NC Community College System in 2017.

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For your consideration

MDRC is publishing a series of briefs called “Ideas and Evidence 2021” that are worth checking out. The goal is to provide policymakers with “fact-based research and analysis to help them address critical issues in social policy and education.”

The briefs offer an overview of the idea, examples of high-quality programs, and recommendations for policymakers. So far, the topics covered include developmental education, equitable access to high-quality early childhood education, career and technical education, and connecting job seekers to in-demand jobs.

Need to know

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