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NYC Launches Apprenticeship Program

Kids in a classroom.
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New York City is launching an apprenticeship program for public school students.

Over the next several years, some three thousand New York City students will be connected to apprenticeships. This includes finance, technology and business companies in the city through a new program called Student Pathways. Schools Chancellor David Banks say students will earn between 15 and 25 dollars an hour.

“It will give them a head start toward college and careers. It will also help them build their post secondary plan and put them on a path for rewarding careers and long term economic security.”

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Mastercard are among the participating companies.