Apprentice

  • American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

    American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

    By Karen Matthews NEW YORK -- American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942, long before bag fees, airport security or even the... Continue Reading

  • Saving Jobs by Passing the Baton

    Saving Jobs by Passing the Baton

    Most of us do a lot of complaining about the unemployment rate and the lack of job growth, but few of us have the power or inclination to do the one thing most likely to solve our problems: create new jobs. John Loewen, president and CEO of BatonUSA, Inc., however, actually acted on a brainstorm to save and... Continue Reading

  • Bring Back the Apprentice! And We're Not Referring to Donald Trump

    Bring Back the Apprentice! And We're Not Referring to Donald Trump

    These days, when you hear the word "apprentice," people in the U.S. generally think of B-List celebrities bickering in a boardroom, while being mediated by Donald Trump and his minions. But the real life apprenticeship, all but forgotten by policymakers, educators and the public, is largely overlooked. Continue Reading

  • Earn While You Learn: 10 Great Apprenticeships

    Earn While You Learn: 10 Great Apprenticeships

    If you're looking to make a career switch but need to stay employed, you can learn on the job through an apprenticeship program. Many apprentices are paid from the start, though at a lower rate than they'll earn once their training period is complete. Probably the best-known careers entered through this route... Continue Reading