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Senate Bill 923 would create a statewide grant program, the EdPrize, to expand apprenticeships in fields such as health care, clean technology and other fields. The money would come from the $250 million Career Pathways Trust.
Apprenticeships are gaining traction as an untapped resource in efforts to better prepare students for college and careers. The training programs provide a steady “earn as you learn” pathway to a lucrative profession – and, depending on the program, a chance to earn college credit at the same time.