Trying To Get More Women Into Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship programs have been becoming more and more popular. A recent report found that the Obama administration and Congress spent more than $260 million to expand these programs between 2015 and 2017.
But that same report also finds women make up a tiny percentage of apprentices, and a gender wage gap persists — as it does in the labor force more broadly.
Angela Hanks, director of the Center for Post-Secondary and Economic Success at the Center for Law and Social Policy worked on the report along with researchers with the Center for American Progress. She joined The Show to talk about what the study found.