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treats them fairly, pays them a good rate and
gives them a chance to better their education.
Investing in your workforce is an investment in your industry. Thanks for the article!
Jaime V. Valdivia
Your article on registered apprenticeship
[“On-the-job training,” August 2008] covered
well the basics of the model and the benefits
of apprenticeship training to employers.
Elizabeth E. Smith
Washington State Department of
Labor & Industries
Office of Apprenticeship
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