Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning

At a Glance

This tried-and-true training model has been around for so long because it works. JFF is a leader in expanding apprenticeship and work-based learning to new industries and professions.






Areas of Work
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
Experts Involved
In progress
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  • CA
  • DC
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  • KY
  • LA
  • KS
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • MN
  • OH
  • PA
  • WI
  • CO
  • NY
  • ND
  • SC
  • WA
  • ID


JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning provides expert guidance and resources on effective approaches to work-based learning that benefit businesses, students, and workers.

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Key Topics

Our Work

We work with businesses, intermediaries, government agencies, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, training providers, workforce boards, and more to develop, scale, and promote effective apprenticeship and work-based learning programs that work for a range of participants.

Since starting to work with JFF, there’s a number of milestones we’ve achieved. We can say we finally have momentum.

Orrian Willis, program manager, TechSF

Featured Project

Improving Diversity and Equity in Apprenticeships for Manufacturing

Through 2025, JFF will work to provide apprenticeship opportunities in manufacturing to nearly 2,000 women and people of color.


Featured Resource

JFF's Program Design Framework for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship

This framework offers employers and Registered Apprenticeship sponsors field-informed program design elements and considerations for building systems, processes, partnerships, and practices that can drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship programs.


Featured Blog Post

Modern Apprenticeships Need Modern Preparation: Five Reasons States Should Recognize Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Formally recognizing pre-apprenticeship programs in alignment with consistent quality standards would drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the apprenticeship system and the broader workforce.

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