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
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  • CA
  • DC
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • LA
  • KS
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • MN
  • OH
  • PA
  • WI
  • CO
  • NY
  • ND
  • SC
  • WA
  • ID


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.

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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

Expanding Apprenticeship to Opportunity Youth

Since 2019, JFF has enrolled more than 100 opportunity youth into apprenticeship programs and started a cohort of 15 programs across the country.


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

Modern Apprenticeships Need Modern Preparation: Five Reasons States Should Recognize Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Formally recognizing pre-apprenticeship programs in alignment with consistent quality standards would drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the apprenticeship system and the broader workforce.

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