JFF's National Innovation Hub for
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.
- Women make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce, but just 9 percent of apprentices
- Black apprentices are 30 percent less likely than white apprentices to complete their programs
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.
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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Browse the Resource Library
Getting Serious: Apprenticeship Equity Solutions for Employers and Sponsors
Promising Approaches for Connecting Opportunity Youth to Registered Apprenticeships
Growing Equity and Diversity Through Apprenticeship: Business Perspectives
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.