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Apprenticeships and Baltimore City Contracts

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On Midday Tuesday, we’ll talk about apprenticeships. They can be a path to upward mobility – young people learn skills and get connected to a job without taking on college debt. But the U.S. has not seen the surge in apprenticeships that have shaped England’s labor force in the last 15 years. Why not? We’ll talk to Del. Cory McCray, D-Baltimore, who apprenticed to become an electrician, and to Tom Bewick, who designed the U.K.’s apprentice system.

Plus, we learn about a new report by the Abell Foundation, which finds it’s almost impossible to tell if the businesses that get infrastructure contracts from Baltimore City are fulfilling them on cost and on time.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.