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SXSW EDU 2022

Learn-and-Earn: A Proven Workforce Model

Employer-driven programs work. Apprenticeships work. Employers work with community colleges to set a curriculum that will teach skills needed in local businesses through a combination of classroom and on-the-job learning. And, the students are paid for the work they do while gaining valuable skills. Using this model, communities across the country can develop a much-needed, skilled workforce, leading to jobs that employers need to fill.

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  1. Community colleges and local businesses can collaborate to develop a skilled community-based workforce
  2. Paying students to learn decreases post-school debt
  3. Local businesses need local employees

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Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation

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