Apprenticeships foster a more effective workforce by introducing the individual to the most up-to-date practices and trends in the world of business and profession. An apprenticeship program makes the apprentice in touch with reality and help him/her put theory into practice. Thus, what is learned in school is supplemented by a professional experience that enhances one’s knowledge and helps develop skills. An apprenticeship program comes to play the role of a facilitator that oversees the transition from a theory minded individual to a professional one that can successfully integrates the work environment.
Learning new material that can’t be thought in class, only through experience, makes an apprenticeship program the best candidate to bridge the gap between theory and practice. A lot of things come to be learned only through hands-on. Knowing the law of balance in theory to ride a bike will not make one learn how to ride it unless he/she gets on an actual bike. This is the only way to learn and exhibit expertise. The same is for apprenticeship; it allows an apprentice to experience reality more than just to learn about it on paper.