Most people see the path to success as graduating high school, attending and graduating from college, and maybe even attending some post-graduate school before becoming established in a career. Apprenticeships, though, are resurging as a good way to become successful in a career. One Apprentice School in Newport, Virginia serves the local Navy shipyard as it gives its students training in various trades. At that Apprentice School, students don’t pay to attend. On the contrary, students are paid an annual salary of $54,000 by their fourth year for the services which they learn and provide. In addition, students are guaranteed a job at Huntington Ingalls Industries, the military contractor that owns the Navy shipyard. Sarah Steinberg, vice-president for global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase, stated, “There’s a hunger among young people for good, well-paying jobs that don’t require an expensive four-year degree. The Apprentice School is the gold standard for what a high-quality apprenticeship program can be.
Contributor: Katie Campbell