The National Fund seeks to expand apprenticeships to non-traditional industries like healthcare, financial services, information technology and hospitality, and to new types of workers like disadvantaged youth and under-employed workers. The goal is to generate a range of new and innovative strategies tailored to specific regions and their growing industries.
To reach this goal, the National Fund will provide technical assistance to its regional funder collaboratives and support their individual efforts to expand apprenticeships. The National Fund will evaluate and document successful efforts to spread apprenticeships across its network. The JPB Foundation is supporting the capacity development of the National Fund network to host, expand and implement apprenticeship.