State Policy Playbook to Advance Youth Apprenticeship

This playbook, written in partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA), outlines actions state leaders can take to enable and support the expansion of youth apprenticeship within a more extensive work-based learning and career readiness ecosystem. The actions discussed here can also advance other forms of work-based learning and apprenticeship for youth and adults, in addition to youth apprenticeship. This playbook is one in a suite of resources for policymakers and practitioners that PAYA members have contributed to the field.The playbook lists the following recommendations:

  • Establish a statewide vision and definitions;
  • Establish a statewide governance structure;
  • Champion youth apprenticeship;
  • Improve systems alignment;  
  • Use data to inform program creation, implementation and accountability;  
  • Establish new mechanisms to engage employers;
  • Reduce logistical, regulatory and financial barriers to employer participation and
  • Leverage existing resources and identify new resources. 
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June 2022