The Institute is supporting the work on apprenticeships by Skills for America's Workforce at the Aspen Institute. With the recent release of the American Apprenticeship Grant, there is a renewed interest amongst policy makers, practitioners, and workforce funders in making apprenticeships work. Traditionally associated with the construction trades, apprenticeships are evolving to include high growth industries such as IT, manufacturing, and healthcare. As an “earn and learn” model, apprenticeships hold the appeal and promise of proliferating a skilled and employable middle class, improving workplace diversity, and providing career pathways for low-income people. This project is aimed at understanding the successful uses of apprenticeships in "non traditional" industries and the barriers that slow their expansion in such industries.
This project was made possible through the support of a grant from Skills for America’s Future at the Aspen Institute. Overall funding is by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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