As the new Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) starts to educate citizens about its goals and the opportunities that come with registered apprenticeships, it’s new director, Josh Laney, said they are working to attract more young people into youth apprenticeships.
“If we keep waiting until students have graduated high school, waited till they’re floundering in the world, trying to figure out what they’re going to do, then we’re just missing the boat,” said Laney.
Laney got his professional start in education. He spent more than 14 years with Phenix City Schools before moving on to serve as the senior director for workforce development for the Alabama Department of Education. […]