The United States and our American sensibilities are at an interesting point in time, considering apprenticeship.
We have written articles over the years about the history of apprenticeship, the changes to U.S.manufacturing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the "American" decision to eschew apprenticeship for mass production. It was easier and cheaper in the late nineteenth century to simply replace a man rather than spend time and money training him. If candidates stood fifty deep for any one factory job, just replace and move on.
It's one way of doing things. We did produce ...read more