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In a quest to make job training count, the Obama administration is taking an interest in work-based apprenticeships. A St. Louis program is serving as a model for the administration.

The White House is highlighting about 40 programs across the country that are doing it right under the so-called Ready to Work Initiative. Only one such program in Missouri has made the list, the St. Louis Carpenter Union’s Mid-Apprenticeship Program.  

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews said the program, which teaches high school students construction skills as a step towards an industry apprenticeship, creates a pathway for young people to begin a career.

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