Certainly my read of the Australian market at present is that Apprenticeships definitely have a role to play, and most importantly with our PrimeTime | Seniorpreneur demographic, either one of two ways:
a) as part of the Exit Strategy for a Business Owner
b) as part of the entrance strategy for those who want to take on a new role in life, maybe after executing the sale of a business…
“There is a huge shift happening in the United States right now: a return to the time-honored tradition of apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is the Western World’s oldest form of occupational training, and with good reason. By learning first-hand from an experienced tradesperson, an apprentice acquires mastery of a trade, inside and out. It is a hands-on method that equips participants with exactly the right skills and experience to transition directly into a particular job.
Modern apprenticeships have countless advantages for employers and the economy on the whole, as well as for anyone, at any stage of life, looking to launch a successful, well-paid, and fulfilling career.”
Read more at http://changethis.com/manifesto/show/125.04.JobU