When the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (#PUA) ended in the US on 6 September 2021, many were left discouraged wondering what their next step would be. The latest results from the US Department of Labor offer some encouraging news for jobseekers in their job-seeking journey.
There has been a 70% growth (2020) in apprenticeships since 2011.
The National Registered Apprenticeship Results for 2020 shows 636,515 active apprentices, with 222,243 new apprentices. The fastest-growing industry is Construction (188,452 active apprentices), followed by Public Administration (18,959 active), Manufacturing (16,510 active) and Transportation and Warehousing (13,020 active).
The fastest-growing occupation is an Electrician (44,547 active apprentices), followed by Carpenter (25,553 active), Construction Craft Labourer (16,464 active), Plumber (15,711 active) and Heavy Truck Driver (12,490 active).
There are many benefits for job-seekers who are considering an apprenticeship.
1. There is a broad range of career paths.
2. A degree is not required.
3. The ability to earn while you learn.
4. A free training course can be completed in under 3 hours to check if you are suitable.
The main reason behind the increased popularity of apprenticeships is that they result in jobs. There is a real lack of qualified professionals across almost all trades from electricals to carpentry, brick-laying to shopfitting.
Alison has responded to this resurgence in apprenticeships with a selection of 25 courses to help job-seekers find suitable employment.
Apprenticeships are lucrative educational journeys that can lead to countless rewarding careers.
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