Work Based Learning

How Workforce Development Boards and Apprenticeship Programs Help Close America’s Skills Gap

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week November 11- 17, the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) released an op-ed on how apprenticeships are critically important in closing America’s skills gap.

Growing Equity and Diversity Through Apprenticeships: Business Perspectives

As apprenticeships become an increasingly popular subject in Washington, Jobs for the Future released a report on “Growing Equity and Diversity Through Apprenticeships: Business Perspectives”. Included in the report are strategies from leading companies about how to advance equity in their companies and apprenticeship models.

A Quick-Start Toolkit; Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Resource from the US Department of Labor to introduce you to apprenticeship and its benefits for employers, workers, and the workforce system.

Partnering Up – How industry partnerships can bring work-based learning to scale

This report from the National Skills Coalition outlines the importance of local, industry-driven partnerships between workforce, education, and human services systems and stakeholders to scale work-based learning strategies like apprenticeship.

Counting Registered Apprenticeship Completions

Earlier this month, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign released a paper detailing how some states are counting people who have completed apprenticeships as part of their postsecondary attainment goals.

Broadening the apprenticeship pipeline: Pre-employment training and affordable childcare are key to access and retention in work-based learning programs

Brief from the National Skills Coalition addresses how supports like child care and pre-apprenticeship training can be the on-ramp to successful apprenticeships and work-based learning programs.

A Guide to Apprenticeship in Texas

This report from the Texas Workforce Investment Council provides an overview of registered apprenticeship in the state and explains how apprenticeship programs can be used to close the skills gap in Texas. The alignment of middle-skill STEM occupations with apprenticeable occupations demonstrates that apprenticeship is a strong workforce strategy to meet the middle-skill need in the Texas labor market.

Earn and Learn: A Review of a Proposal to Expand Apprenticeships in High-Growth Industries

This study examines the apprenticeship grant program proposed by the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, a bill to reform and reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

Apprenticeship Texas

Texas Workforce Commission presentation on how to establish a registered apprenticeship program in Texas.

Making Work-Based Learning Work for Businesses

Publication of the Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships. This brief outlines the value of work-based learning, and recommends important policy changes to support businesses interested in launching or expanding these strategies in their own place of work.


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