June 24, 2016

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Some time ago, going to college was enough for getting a good job. Although it’s still very important, the combination between academic knowledge and practical experience has been becoming more and more crucial.

Let’s learn  the main differences between two types of work-based learning activities that are very popular in the USA and Europe: Internships and Apprenticeships:

– “Anyone who has completed an internship knows you aren’t going to have too much responsibility. An apprenticeship, on the other hand, gives you real on the job training in the profession you will eventually work in.”

– “Apprenticeship (…) is directly tied to paid employment,” says Jeff Vincent, the National Training Fund Director for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).

– “A key piece of an apprenticeship is that your classroom instruction relates to your occupation,” says Ladd. “You get a combination of classroom and on the job training.”

This posts is a bricolage of the texts posted at https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/6-differences-internship-apprenticeship/, http://www.theguardian.com/education/2006/aug/04/highereducation.workandcareers , http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brazen-life/why-gaining-work-experien_b_3750261.htmland at Quora on May 4 (Answer by * Tim Kaine, United States Senator from Virginia): https://www.quora.com/What-is-better-work-experience-or-higher-education.

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