As society confronts the many impacts of the pandemic, a viable answer to important questions of education and employment promises to dramatically move the needle on socioeconomic mobility. Looking more like apprenticeships than today’s classroom- and tuition- based models, these next-generation Hire-Train-Deploy models may help reshape the practice of entry-level hiring. Executives from leading Hire-Train-Deploy providers discuss market developments and progress towards building faster, cheaper pathways into the middle class for millions of Americans.