Youth Apprenticeship in Action: Principles in Practice

Jobs for the Future (JFF), under The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA), developed a brief that looks to serve both new and emerging youth apprenticeship programs. The brief details the core components of a promising youth apprenticeship program offering best practices from around the nation in implementing those core components. The brief concludes by providing readers with the principles of practice necessary for a successful youth apprenticeship program. These principles are paired with national examples showcasing program success for both learners and employers. 


This project serves to offer state and local leaders different perspectives from the field on building youth apprenticeship programs that respond to both employer and learner needs. Some key elements that are drawn from this project can help inform future research as well as anchor program design in communities around the country.

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September 2021