While apprenticeships are offered throughout the nation, programs use different measures to indicate successful completion and mastery of the relevant skills learned. This Center for American Progress (CAP) policy brief outlines the benefits of apprenticeships, describes why current apprenticeships are not meeting student and employer needs, and advocates that to address this problem, apprenticeships must provide a portable, nationally recognized credential. CAP recommends industry-led development of national guideline standards for apprenticeships in each field through the support of federally funded competitive grants.
National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships
Center for American Progress