LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) — Governor Rickets held a press conference to discuss designating November as Apprenticeship Month.
Ricketts was joined by educational and business leaders apart of Nebraska’s Registered Apprenticeship programs.
Ricketts said Nebraska set the record for the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1976 when the U.S. began keeping track, “At 1.9%, it is the lowest we’ve had in the state and the lowest ever recorded in the country.”
In 2020, Nebraska’s registered apprenticeship enrollment increased by 14% in 2020, while being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the release.
Ricketts said the apprenticeship programs are important because they help provide young people the education they need to join the workforce later on, “I’m very excited to have all these opportunities to have our young people get great career experience while they’re still getting that education.”
To encourage students to participate in apprenticeship programs they employ talent initiatives, according to Ricketts.