Rhodes State College News

May 13, 2019
Rhodes State Apprentices are in Demand 2019

LIMA — Apprentice programs are regaining popularity, driven by low unemployment and high demand for skilled tradesmen.

More than 585,000 Americans were enrolled in apprentice programs during fiscal year 2018, compared to just 357,000 active apprentices reported in fiscal year 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Ohio, similarly, has been pushing apprentice programs as an option for students and incumbent workers seeking industry certifications, combining classroom instruction with paid on-the-job training.

State representatives visited Rhodes State College’s campus in Lima on Friday to promote the apprentice programs available in the region, part of a statewide emphasis on in-demand careers.

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