The Current State of Diversity and Equity in U.S. Apprenticeships For Young People
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Though we know Registered Apprenticeships are one promising pathway to well-paid work, the model isn’t working for everyone, particularly younger apprentices who identify as female or people of color. Jobs for the Future recently analyzed a decade of federal Registered Apprenticeship data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Database System (RAPIDS) and found that amongst the 16-24-year-old cohort:
- White apprentices accounted for 62.69 percent of total apprentices, Black apprentices only 8.10 percent, and Latinx/Hispanic apprentices 21.06 percent
- Women comprised only 7 percent of all youth apprentices
- Black youth apprentices made $18 per hour compared to $30 for white apprentices
Explore JFF's full insights in The Current State of Diversity and Equity in U.S. Apprenticeships For Young People report.