'Earn while you learn' apprenticeships called an answer to Nebraska's skilled worker shortages

Friday, March 01, 2019

An apprenticeship system popular in Germany might be one answer to Nebraska’s skilled worker shortage, state and business officials said at a Sarpy County event.

Two German companies with American headquarters in Nebraska — CLAAS of America and Graepel North America — signed a pledge to implement a dual study apprenticeship program through the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training.

In these apprenticeships, youths or others seeking job training can work and earn money while also receiving training through Metropolitan Community College.

Those interested in becoming apprentices should contact Metro, said a spokesman for CLAAS.

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