Why did it go away in the first place? Oh yes colleges and loan agencies lend money, apprenticeships earn money. There is why the government dropped it. I took an apprenticeship 45 years ago. No regrets at all, best move I ever made. Now retired with a great income. I see a comment that a large percentage of apprentices do not complete the program. That may be true, but 6 out of 10 college students do not complete college. That is 40% fail to complete. That tells me primary education is at fault. Nothing to strive for when you are just taught the test. Using no initiative on your own to expand in learning. Even primary school needs to allow students to excel lit learn failure early so they can change. Most parents are to busy working jobs to really care what their kids are doing in school. They know our system will socially pass them along. All this until they hit the real world, whether you pay for your education ir take on an apprenticeship. They never had to buckle down and really pass a test. There is the failures. But you that complain about apprenticeships must have stock in college loans.