Research Report Apprenticeship Comes to Campus
A Playbook for Building a Consortium-Driven Degree-Based Apprenticeship
Rayanne Hawkins, John Marotta, Myca San Miguel, Jacqueline Rayfield
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Tech industry workforce demographics reveal a need for increased diversity, and many employers have shown a desire to make their teams more diverse and inclusive. This playbook outlines the apprenticeship model Urban helped develop between a consortium of South Carolina historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and businesses. The program seeks to  empower students to gain meaningful paid work experience while they advance toward a degree, link employers to a diverse and often-overlooked pool of promising talent, and serve as an example throughout the workforce and education systems for bridging the gap between the classroom and workplace. This playbook is for postsecondary institutions that want to replicate this consortium model and launch degree-based tech apprenticeships that create rewarding opportunities for students.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Workforce Education
Tags Apprenticeships Beyond high school: education and training Black/African American communities Higher education Job training Labor force Racial inequities in economic mobility Technology and future of learning and training Workforce development
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Research to Action Lab
States South Carolina
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