Expanding Apprenticeships

Launching a New Initiative

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.

Apprenticeships in the Network

Over its 10-year history, National Fund collaboratives—along with employer and local partners— have supported 5,000 registered apprentices and 10,0000 individuals developing their skills in an on-the-job (OJT) training program. Some recent examples of successful programs include:

Apprenticeship Resources

Multiple organizations are offering free resources or technical assistance to expand apprenticeships in different industries.

Employer Examples: