Training for the Future: Apprenticeships for a Changing Economy

Many of the companies leading WPI efforts are providing apprenticeships that connect learning directly to the work at hand — while simultaneously helping employers train and advance employees.

Rather than requiring employees to obtain additional certifications or degrees, which can be costly and time-consuming, some apprenticeships enable companies to provide on-the-job training without the need for specific credentials. Apprenticeships allow students or younger workers to learn real-world lessons from more experienced workers, transferring critical company and industry knowledge from one generation of workers to the next.