Strategies for Meeting the Demand for Advanced Manufacturing and Ship Building Workers: Women Only Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Mississippi and West Virginia

Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil.

October 15, 2018
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The average salary for someone who completed an apprenticeship is $60,000 per year. The hourly starting salary of an electrician (the most common apprenticeship) after completing an apprenticeship was $232; for a 40-hour week this translates to $920, substantially higher than the median weekly earnings of $836 for a worker with an Associate degree (of $838 in 2017). Apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing and the trades offer pathways to good jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits and are a proven and cost-effective model for employers seeking to ensure that they can meet their future need for skilled workers.

>>Read more at the  National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment