Growing Apprenticeship for All

Apprenticeships for the Future

Expanding and Enhancing Registered Apprenticeship for Career Success

Twenty-first century apprenticeships are a powerful solution to equip highly trained workers with the skills needed to contribute to an employer's success and to the economy as a whole.

Kathy Mannes
Vice President, Building Economic Opportunity
617.728.4446 x169
kmannes@jff.org

Growing Apprenticeship for All

Expanding opportunities for traditionally underrepresented populations including women, people of color, opportunity youth, and people with disabilities always has been a hallmark of JFF’s work. In 2016, JFF was selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to support increased demographic diversity and inclusion in apprenticeship. 
 
Under a five-year contract, JFF is working with community colleges, national organizations, employers -- including Hilton Worldwide, CVS Health, and The Hartford -- and local partners in four cities to increase the number of women, people of color, and opportunity youth participating in and graduating from registered apprenticeship programs. The contract will support the establishment of at least 10 new local programs serving at least 450 new manufacturing apprentices each year. 
 
To learn more about how JFF is helping grow apprenticeship opportunities in traditionally underserved communities, visit the new Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning or contact Deborah Kobes, dkobes@jff.org.