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‘Has The Value Of A Four-Year College Degree Changed?’ Career & Technical Education ‘Gain Ground’ In Connecticut & The ‘Opportunities Are Competitive’

Published Sunday, November 13, 2022
by Labor News Story Link To The Hartford Courant
‘Has The Value Of A Four-Year College Degree Changed?’ Career & Technical Education ‘Gain Ground’ In Connecticut & The ‘Opportunities Are Competitive’

Erica Phillips at The Hartford Courant reports Policy researchers say the rising cost of higher education - and crippling student loan debt - has begun to shift popular thinking about the value of four-year Bachelor’s Degree Programs, leading to a renewed focus on career and technical education.  These career paths are more affordable (and often paid) and line up students for jobs in Connecticut, which has a considerable need for Skilled Workers.  Registered Apprenticeships, which are offered by Trade Unions, have also made gains in recent years. According to the State of Connecticut’s Labor Department, there were almost 300 more companies employing Apprentices in 2022 than there were in 2013.

To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-work-connecticut-jobs-apprentice-training-20221113-kr6zoueyvjf5bbiu7fw7lwsvxu-story.html

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