(State) Are you considering a new career or enhancing your skills through an apprenticeship? Kerry Koonce of Iowa Workforce says it's a great way to earn while you learn.
"They get wages while they are learning. Now of course the program that might be a two year community college program might take four or five years going through the apprentice program but you are earning wages and you aren't coming out of it with any type of student loans."
New analysys shows that workers trained in registered apprenticeship programs earn wages, in most cases, significantly higher than workers in the same occupation who earn only a high school diploma or use other types of one or two-year programs. The Governor is looking into tripling the amount of state funding for such programs.
Iowa Radio Network