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Apprenticeships needed to target youth unemployment, foundation says

A Baltimore-based foundation analyzing the local workforce says apprenticeships are critical to decreasing youth unemployment, and highlighted General Assembly legislation designed to establish a youth training program. A report released by the Abell Foundation, formed in 1953 by officials of the former publisher of the Sun, said in Baltimore only one in five public school graduates matriculates to a four-year college and 16 to 19-year-olds have an unemployment rate of more than 40 percent. The report, released Thursday, recommends youth apprenticeship that would enhance student engagement, improve job skills and provide direct links to careers. "For too many young people,...