Ryan Craig on AI, Apprenticeships and the Experience Gap

Key Points

  • It is harder to scale pathways if they don’t have a reliable, guaranteed option for employment at the end of them. 

Ryan Craig: AI, Apprenticeships and the Experience Gap

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Ryan Craig, Managing Director of Achieve Partners. Ryan is leading the development of the Hire/Train/Deploy sector, a new category of intermediary organizations that take the friction out of hiring–for companies as well as job seekers. 

In his 2018 book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College Craig made the case that unless you get a free ride to a top school, you should find a free or affordable sprint to a good first job. 

Ryan’s upcoming book, Apprentice Nation: How the “Earn and Learn” Alternative to Higher Education Will Create a Stronger and Fairer America, will focus on economic mobility and a more durable American job market.

The key to expanding apprenticeship is the apprenticeship intermediary. It’s not the end employer, it’s an intermediary organization that does the heavylifting of setting up and running the apprenticeship.

Ryan Craig


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