PROJECTYouth Apprenticeships

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  • Youth apprenticeships offer a link between high school and the workforce, with benefits for students, employers, educators, and the economy as a whole. They can also help bridge the earnings gap between college and high school graduates and boost employment.

    To increase the quality and quantity of registered youth apprenticeships, the Urban Institute provides apprenticeship research as well as guides, resources, and trainings for those working on the ground. We’ve also provided technical assistance and modest funding to companies, employers, workforce intermediaries, and educators looking to build, expand, and strengthen apprenticeship programs.

    Partner with Us

    Urban Institute experts have supported the design, registration, and launch of new registered apprenticeship programs, in cooperation with the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.

    We seek to partner with organizations and networks to advance this work. This is a terrific opportunity for industries, employers, and schools to be part of a larger national effort, be leaders in the apprenticeship field, and help develop youth apprenticeship programs in a wide range of industries.

    To learn more, explore where we’re supporting apprenticeships or email [email protected].

    This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under contract number/work order 47QRAA18D003Z/1630DC-19-F-00038.

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