What do the following people have in common?
- Elvis Presley
- Henry Ford
- Leonardo Di Vinci
If you guessed they were all apprentices at one time, you’d be correct. Elvis was an electrician’s apprentice, and Henry Ford was a machinist apprentice. And of course, Di Vinci was an apprentice painter for a time.
The development of apprentices has been a time-honored practice, necessary if societies are to have the professionals they need to produce a wide range of products and services. Without them, the needs of societies would go unmet.