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Apprenticeships Offer Job Security in Uncertain US Economy

Just outside Washington, D.C., future electrical workers are stooped over tables in a Lanham, Maryland, classroom — bending and cutting wires as they prepare to install switches. Hands-on skills, apprentice Denise Long says, will serve her well when she is out on the job. “What they teach you here, if you take it and keep the knowledge and retain it and use it, it will definitely make you a better worker. And also that increases your chance of keeping a job and everything,” Long...

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