Improving Diversity and Equity in Apprenticeships for Manufacturing Over the next 5 years, JFF will work to provide apprenticeship opportunities in manufacturing to nearly 2,000 women and people of color. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Funder U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Timeline September 2020 – September 2025 Sectors Advanced Manufacturing Locations Nationwide Key Partners Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT); Donna Lenhoff, EEO Consultant; Keystone Development Partnership; Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY); Michigan Workforce Development Institute (MI WDI); Progress Worx; Scott Ellsworth, Apprenticeship Consultant; Women in Manufacturing (WiM), Minnesota Training Partnership, Brent Weil Key Objectives Register 750 apprentices per year in manufacturing, with at least 50% from underrepresented populations (with a focus on women and people of color) JFF's Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning's Improving Diversity and Equity in Apprenticeships for Manufacturing (IDEA-M) project helps manufacturers set up high-quality Registered Apprenticeship programs to meet their workforce goals, with an emphasis on increasing and supporting an organization's diversity and equity standards.Apprenticeships are an effective way to recruit, retain, and support employees in the manufacturing sector, and combined with formal mentorship, key partnerships, and targeted outreach, these programs can lead to a more diverse manufacturing workforce.JFF can help with:Apprenticeship program development and registrationRelated technical instruction: partnering with providers and aligning to your needsEqual employment opportunity and affirmative action plan complianceDiversity, equity, and inclusion effortsFinancial support for programs and apprentices Visit JFF's Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning Visit the Centerright Manufacturers: See How JFF Can Help You Meet Your Workforce Goals View the 2-Pagerright Contact JFF to Get Startedright Customizing a Future With Burke Architectural Millwork’s Registered Apprenticeship JFF provides Burke Architectural Millwork with financial assistance to support its Registered Apprenticeship program. Driving Opportunity with Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Apprenticeships Apprentices Nicole DeFuso and Nikki Miller are changing the course of their careers while learning valuable skills in a Registered Apprenticeship program at Pennsylvania-based Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations. Apprenticeship & WBL for Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships have the potential to dramatically expand pathways to economic mobility [and] play a vital role in the economic recovery to come. In the News JFF Senior Advisor Eric Seleznow in “JFF Awarded $12 Million DOL Contract to Expand Apprenticeship, Improve Diversity in Manufacturing” Impact Story Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning Design Invest Scale Influence 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.