Apprenticeships Make a Comeback in the United States

Common in Europe, partnerships with employers get graduates into jobs fast

Fred Rollison for The Chronicle

Michael Aguilera, a student at Greenville Technical College, in South Carolina, and a participant in the BMW Scholars Program, learns from an employee at the company's plant in Spartanburg. "It would be great to start a career here after college," he says. His apprenticeship makes that much more likely.
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When Michael Aguilera graduated from high school, in Woodmont, S.C., in 2009, he didn't think he would ever find himself back in a classroom. But a "dead-end job" at a local auto-parts store and no success in applying for manufacturing positions that...

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