According to the U.S. Department of Chamber, American industries need more skilled employees. The National Skills Coalition has identified a skills mismatch. Most jobs require more skills than high school graduates attain but do not require a university degree. In Texas, 54% of jobs fall into this category.

Apprenticeships can increase the pool of skilled workers, benefiting employers and employees.

For someone at the beginning of their career or transitioning to a new career, apprenticeships can provide valuable, on-the-job training along with a paycheck.