PROJECTThe Registered Apprenticeship Occupations and Standards Center of Excellence

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  • About the Project

    Urban’s vision for the Registered Apprenticeship Occupations and Standards Center of Excellence is to build a gold-standard occupational skills infrastructure that increases the transparency, portability, quality, usability, and scalability of the US apprenticeship system. Over the four-year project from June 2021 to June 2025, our team will deliver more than 80 new apprenticeship standards, create a comprehensive and modernized online compendium of standards, institutionalize best practices, and promote methodologies to ensure a sustainable, high-quality registered apprenticeship system.

    To achieve these goals, the project team will build new apprenticeship efforts and leverage existing ones, coordinate with partners and stakeholders, update technological tools and resources, and address changing industry and other stakeholder needs to better support businesses and the workforce.

    We would like your input. Please consider taking several minutes to let us know which occupations you or your organization are interested in and how you would like to be involved with the work of the Occupations and Standards Center of Excellence.

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    The Registered Apprenticeship Occupations and Standards Center of Excellence Team and Partners

    Urban Institute leadership team
    Diana Elliott and Zach Boren (co-project directors)
    Bhavani Arabandi and John Marotta (co-project managers)
    Bob Lerman (senior advisor)

    Urban Institute researchers and subject matter experts
    Shayne Spaulding, Rayanne Hawkins, Steven Martin, Amanda Briggs, Andrew Campbell, Fernando Hernandez-Lepe, Myca San Miguel, Jessica Shakesprere, Batia Katz, and Jacqueline Rayfield        

    Council of State Governments
    American Institutes for Research
    National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors
    Social Policy Research Associates

    Tags Job training
    Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population