JFF's Framework for a High-Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program

At a Glance

These 6 aspirational characteristics of high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs can build equity and improve success in new or existing programs.

Published jul. 22, 2019




Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Meeting Employer Needs

This framework details six aspirational characteristics of a high-quality pre-apprenticeship program with a set of core elements under each.

Pre-apprenticeship programs can be delivered by a range of entities and are designed to prepare underprepared learners, students, and new workers to enter and succeed in Registered Apprenticeships or other high-quality apprenticeship programs, and ultimately careers. 

This framework can be used by new or existing programs to help guide their growth and development.

The dissemination of this framework was funded by the generous support of Salesforce as part of JFF’s Apprenticeship Awareness and Expansion Initiative. The national initiative expands apprenticeship and other high-quality, structured work-based learning programs through on-the-ground technical assistance and a resource and communications campaign.