Reinventing Workers for the Post-COVID Economy
Eduardo Porter, The New York Times
Rob Siminoski has been in the theater since he graduated from college. But after 10 years, he's moving on to an apprenticeship program for on-set movie electricians. It takes five years, and Siminoski, 33, is going to have to brush up on his high-school algebra to get in. Still, it offers a good balance of risk and reward.
The nation’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will hinge to some extent on how quickly show managers can become electricians, whether taxi drivers can become plumbers, and how many cooks can manage software for a bank.