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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship

Strategies to achieve equitable access and outcomes

 

Registered Apprenticeship has a proven track record of producing strong results for workers and employers:

  • Upon program completion, the average apprentice earns $72,000 a year
  • Apprentice graduates earn $300,000+ more over their lifetime compared to peers who don’t
  • Employers retain 92% of the apprentices who complete their programs

However, not everyone has the opportunity to reap the benefits.

Redesigning apprenticeship systems so that they embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is the only way to deliver on the promise of apprenticeship to all Americans.

  • Diversity: The representation and proactive valuing of varied identities, differences, and perspectives, honoring our lived experiences collectively and individually.
  • Equity: Intentional distribution of access and resources to remove the predictability of success or failure that correlates with entrenched outcome disparities in our society.
  • Inclusion: The creation of a culture of belonging that prioritizes the contribution and participation of all people in executing an organization’s mission, values, and goals.
  • Accessibility: The facilitation of full and independent access for all people to employment, facilities, services, and information through intentional design, development of accommodations, and respect for the wide range of human ability.

This redesign is not just possible, but essential. Join with JFF’s National Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship to improve career advancement and economic mobility opportunities for all.

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JFF’s National Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship helps you drive DEIA in your organization by providing you with access to a network of national experts, a curated collection of promising practices and resources, and customized, hands-on support.

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About JFF

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. www.jff.org  

About JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. In 2017, JFF launched the Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning (the Center) to spur mainstream adoption of equitable, innovative, and high-quality apprenticeship and work-based learning programs. The Center works to expand apprenticeship and work-based learning programs into new industries and fosters access and success for a broader, more diverse group of workers. Learn more at www.jff.org/center

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Learn more at apprenticeship.gov.