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  • Student and shipbuilder

    Inside Higher Ed - 04/06/2015

    Apprenticeships are different and more intensive than internships. An apprentice gig is typically formal training for a job, where the employer plans to hire the apprentice. And apprenticeships last longer and pay better than internships.

    A better comparison is cooperative education. Northeastern University has the most widely acclaimed co-op program, where students combine classroom studies with full-time work for six months. The university’s co-ops are with 2,000 partner employers in 69 countries.

    While the co-op model is spreading in higher education, apprenticeships appear to be a tougher sell.

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