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.


U.S. Department of Labor


July 2022 – June 2026

Target Population



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

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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 youth
  • Preparing 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 Apprenticeship
  • Increasing awareness of Registered Apprenticeship among youth, parents, educators, community leaders, and employers

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