Next-Generation Apprenticeship for Next-Generation Talent By 2026, JFF aims to prepare 1,000 young people for entry into pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs, with an emphasis on those from populations that are underrepresented in Registered Apprenticeship. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Funder U.S. Department of Labor Timeline July 2022 – June 2026 Target Population Youth Locations California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia Key Partners Bitwise Industries Educate Maine Goodwill of North Georgia JEVS Human Services Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board Key Objectives Prepare 1,000 in-school and out-of-school youth, especially individuals from populations that are underrepresented in apprenticeship programs, for entry into pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship pathways leading to high-quality jobs in high-demand occupations and industries Establish 12 new Registered Apprenticeships and 15 new pre-apprenticeships Expand 15 existing Registered Apprenticeships and 10 existing pre-apprenticeships Visit JFF's Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning Visit the Centerright With the support of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Building America grant program, Jobs for the Future (JFF), in partnership with a number of organizations that have apprenticeship expertise, has launched an effort to increase equitable Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for young people ages 16-24.The initiative, called Next-Generation Apprenticeship for Next-Generation Talent (NGA+T), envisions a workforce and education system in which all young people in the United States have improved and equitable awareness of and access to career opportunities that begin with pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship training.JFF is doing the following to make that vision a reality:Establishing and expanding partnerships to build pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs for in-school and out-of-school youthPreparing 1,000 young people to enter and succeed in pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities, especially those who are members of populations that are underrepresented in Registered ApprenticeshipIncreasing awareness of Registered Apprenticeship among youth, parents, educators, community leaders, and employersThis workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of DOL/ETA. DOL/ETA makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Registered Apprenticeship programs can meet pressing needs from employers while also giving young people the start they need. In the News JFF CEO Maria Flynn in “JFF Awarded $5 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding to Scale Registered Apprenticeships for School-Age Youth” Youth Apprenticeship Tool JFF's Framework for a High-Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program These 6 aspirational characteristics of high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs can build equity and improve success in new or existing programs. Pre-apprenticeship programs can be delivered by a range of entities and are designed to prepare underprepared learners, students, and new workers to enter and succeed in Registered Apprenticeships or other high-quality apprenticeship programs, and ultimately careers. This framework can be used by new or existing programs to help guide their growth and development. Report/Research Promising Approaches for Connecting Opportunity Youth to Registered Apprenticeships Learn promising practices in building and growing successful apprenticeship programs for opportunity youth.