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Breaking Ground: A First Look at American High School Skilled Trades Education

This report is a national landscape analysis of secondary-level, skilled trades education. We analyzed data from 37 states to understand what trades education programs are offered, who participates in them, and what outcomes students experience.…

May 15, 2020

The Business Case for Work-Based Learning

JFF can help JFF works with top companies like Lockheed Martin, John Deere, Nissan, Honda, and Best Buy to put work-based learning into action. We help companies assess their business drivers, evaluate talent needs, and…

March 25, 2020

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…

July 17, 2019

Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce

Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce Public demand has surged for green infrastructure systems that make cities more environmentally friendly. The projected employment growth needed to meet this demand provides valuable opportunities for low-income, low-skilled workers.…

June 11, 2018

Adding a Gender Lens to Nontraditional Jobs Training Programs

Adding a Gender Lens to Nontraditional Jobs Training Programs With this toolkit, training programs for nontraditional jobs can learn how to engage and support women and other underrepresented communities as they seek new, high-potential careers.…

June 4, 2018

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