Broadening the Apprenticeship Pipeline

The merits of job training and apprenticeship programs are well known, but certain populations could stand to benefit more from these valuable tools if apprenticeship programs were expanded. Affordable child care and pre-apprenticeship trainings can help more women, low-wage workers, and parents develop the stability and skills needed to succeed in work-based learning programs. The National Skills Coalition lists components of successful pre-employment programs, including case management, coverage of associated costs like transportation, job search and financial assistance, and connections to industry partners and child care centers. They also recommend ways to align TANF, SNAP, and workforce system funds to support pre-employment and child care initiatives.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
August, 2018
Date: 
August 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
Career Pathways
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Employment Advancement
    • Job Readiness
  • Education and Training
    • Career Pathways
    • On the Job Training
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Care
    • Post-employment Supports
    • SNAP/Food Assistance