Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning

At a Glance

This tried-and-true training model has been around for so long because it works. JFF is a leader in expanding apprenticeship and work-based learning to new industries and professions.






Areas of Work
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
Experts Involved
In progress
  • RI
  • CA
  • DC
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • LA
  • KS
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • MN
  • OH
  • PA
  • WI
  • CO
  • NY
  • ND
  • SC
  • WA
  • ID

Welcome to the new digital home of JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning!

We may have shifted to a new venue on JFF’s website, but we will continue to provide the valuable information you have come to expect, and we believe it will now be easier for you to access helpful resources and connect with JFF’s wealth of expertise on broader workforce and education topics. We hope you enjoy our new online experience!


JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning provides expert guidance and resources on effective approaches to work-based learning that benefit businesses, students, and workers.

Key Topics

Our Work

We work with businesses, intermediaries, government agencies, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, training providers, workforce boards, and more to develop, scale, and promote effective apprenticeship and work-based learning programs that work for a range of participants.

Since starting to work with JFF, there’s a number of milestones we’ve achieved. We can say we finally have momentum.

Orrian Willis, program manager, TechSF

Featured Project

Industry Partnership Apprenticeship Intermediary

Since 2016, JFF has enrolled more than 3,000 new apprentices and worked closely with nearly 1,000 businesses in advanced manufacturing, telecommunications, and energy/utilities.


Featured Resource

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

This pre-apprenticeship framework outlines the six key characteristics of a high-quality pre-apprenticeship program with a focus on the IT industry.


Featured Blog Post

We Need to Raise the Bar on Pre-Apprenticeships

Pre-apprenticeships can help workers from underrepresented populations become “apprenticeship ready.” But these programs lack consistent standards and expectations.

In the News