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Equitable Apprenticeships for Young Adults

Apprenticeship is a powerful but underused pathway for economic mobility. Aligning interests and resources among the sectors can help us expand opportunity for more young adults in the U.S.
Welcome to the NewImpact.share page for Equitable Apprenticeships for Young Adults. These pages contain in-depth project details and shared findings from the project. This project ran from January and May 2022 and aimed to uncover challenges and solutions to the challenge:
How might we improve equity and access to quality apprenticeships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) young adults aged 16-24 in the U.S.?
What’s Inside:
The project examined a range of contributing factors to this challenge, and focused on expanding the availability of apprenticeship programs within more industries and employers, with the goal of providing more apprenticeship opportunities for young adults. The insights and recommendations were based on NewImpact’s tri-sector innovation process that examined how the roles, resources, and self-interests of public, private, and social sectors might be realigned in service of solutions.
We invite you to explore these pages, and if your organization is interested in learning more about this project or any of our work.
Insights and Opportunities for Innovation
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NewImpact led this apprenticeship project in partnership with the and the . While our consulting team offered project-specific recommendations to the involved organizations, the focus on this site is to share out the data and materials that proved most pivotal in creating our unique tri-sector roadmap; those which we found most beneficial within the innovation process. By sharing this information and these artifacts, we aim to help others continue to move the needle in making apprenticeship a more widespread and accessible option for young adults.
The deck below describes the challenge and project approach, outlines top opportunity areas for innovation, and shares an analysis of industries and occupations with high potential to expand apprenticeship. The findings and recommendations presented are based on comprehensive desk research and interviews with 27 organizations across public, private, and social sectors.
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