Brief outlining recommendations to increase apprenticeship activities.
Apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning can help address the nation’s skills gap and expand the pipeline to people who have historically had less access to apprenticeships, like women and other underrepresented workers without adequate industry experience. Pre-apprenticeship programs provide a valuable on-ramp that lays the foundation for success.
But training alone may not be enough to ensure success. Significant child care costs can make participation in unpaid pre-apprenticeship programs nearly impossible for parents – nearly a third of the workforce. Both training and access to child care can open the door to an apprenticeship pathway for a broad range of workers.