PROJECTThe Youth Apprenticeship Intermediary Project

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    A Roadmap to Build, Manage, and Sustain a Registered Apprenticeship Program for Young People
    June 28, 2022

    Creating an apprenticeship program is an exciting process and can involve several steps. This interactive roadmap is for any company, employer, workforce intermediary, or educator that would like to understand the processes of building managing and sustaining a registered apprenticeship program. It meets you where you are in the process and takes you through step-by-step instructions for setting up a successful program.

    Youth Apprenticeship Playbook: How to Build Successful High School–Sponsored Programs
    November 4, 2021

    Young people in registered apprenticeship programs earn money while they learn and develop skills for a rewarding career. Although successful youth apprenticeship programs are partnerships between high schools, private-sector businesses, and intermediary organizations, only one organization leads or sponsors the program. This fact sheet outlines an apprenticeship model where high schools are sponsors and describes how high schools can create and register youth apprenticeship programs. 

    Mentoring Resources

    Mentoring is an essential part of the apprenticeship experience. Mentors are responsible for supporting, advising, and instructing apprentices on the job. To support this critical work, we’ve created a guide and interactive training games for mentors working with youth apprentices.

    Fact Sheet
    Mentoring in Practice
    July 20, 2022

    Mentor Guide for Youth Registered Apprenticeship Programs
    June 24, 2021

    Training Videos
    Youth Apprenticeship Mentor Training – Session 3 
    April 27, 2023

    Youth Apprenticeship Mentor Training – Session 2
    March 31, 2022

    Youth Apprenticeship Mentor Training – Session 1
    February 22, 2021

    Master Mentor Challenge
    June 2021
    These 5- to 10-minute interactive training games were developed by Ballou Communications and Opportunity America in consultation with the Urban Institute and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

    Research Areas Children and youth
    Tags Youth development Job training Apprenticeships
    Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population