Pre-apprenticeship programs can be a critical stepping-stone for those without access to apprenticeship programs and the opportunities they provide. Pre-apprenticeships supply the training, support services, and career navigation assistance that people need to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship and, ultimately, a career.
With high-quality implementation, pre-apprenticeship programs can be a bridge to career opportunities for students, new workers, or underprepared learners. They are particularly effective in preparing underrepresented populations for middle-skill employment opportunities, increasing diversity and equity through the apprenticeship and workforce systems.
In this webinar event, JFF explored the six core characteristics of JFF’s Framework for a High-Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Panelist Jennifer Oddo, program manager for IBM's External Workforce and Apprenticeship Initiatives and chair of the Consumer Technology Association Apprenticeship Coalition, discussed the features an IT apprenticeship program may look for when partnering with a pre-apprenticeship. Additionally, panelist Eric Ramsay of Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship and Training Office discussed how states are now viewing and supporting pre-apprenticeship strategies.
This webinar was funded by the generous support of Salesforce.