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Industry Highlights for Week of December 11, 2017

Do Employers Overestimate the Value of a College Degree?

The Atlantic
The United States has significant growth potential when it comes to apprenticeship programs, according to a new study by Harvard Business School and Burning Glass Technologies. If apprenticeship programs were expanded nationwide, “people without college degrees could’ve had the opportunity to fill 3.3 million of last year’s 23.4 million job openings,” the study found. While companies are often discouraged by the cost of creating apprenticeship programs, expansion could lessen total labor costs in the long-run.
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