What does a starting salary of $60k for apprentices mean for higher ed?
Reported by Education Dive, many employers are taking the lead on employee training and preparation by launching their own apprenticeship programs that combine classroom learning with on-the-job training.
Employers are bullish on this employee preparation path because of the employee loyalty it creates, and many workers see this as a safer route to a secure job than a 4-year degree.
The takeaway? How do we celebrate these apprenticeship initiatives without seeing them as a threat, and instead seek to collaborate with these employers to serve as their classroom learning partner and turn that into a four-year degree option for these employees they need so desperately to retain?
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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