Pre-apprenticeship prepare women, people of color, and other underrepresented populations to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship program. They are helping expand access to apprenticeship and diversify the talent pipeline of skilled workers across a variety of industries that need skilled workers in entry-level jobs. For employers, pre-apprenticeships provide screened, trained employees who are ready to work, saving time and money in recruiting and training, and reducing turnover rates.
Getting Started with Pre-Apprenticeship provides an overview of the steps required to develop a pre-apprenticeship program that leads to an apprenticeship. This Partnership primer is the first in a series that also explore Program Development and Funding. The primer features effective strategies on partnering with employers, community and technical colleges, unions, community-based organizations, intermediaries, and state and local governments.