White-collar industries are just starting to embrace the apprenticeship--and some businesses say it's the future of entry-level employment.
Apprenticeships have long been associated with trade industries, like manufacturing and construction. Now, they're growing in popularity in tech, where recruiters are especially struggling to fill open roles.
Apprenticeships have a different structure than internships, and they can reach a different audience, too. Typically a year-long, these positions pay for on-the-job training and offer intensive mentorship. At the end of their term, employers bring on the apprentice into a full-time, entry-level position.