What is youth apprenticeship?
Youth apprenticeship is a strategy for building a more inclusive economy by creating
affordable, reliable, and equitable pathways from high school to good careers and
college degrees. It allows students to complete high school, start their postsecondary
education at little to no cost, get paid work experience alongside a mentor, and embark
on a path that broadens their options for the future.
What are the benefits of youth apprenticeship?
Youth apprenticeship programs equip young people with postsecondary credentials,
credits, and degrees, and the work experience, mentorship, and networks they need to
thrive in a rapidly changing economy. For employers, youth apprenticeship is a cost-
effective talent strategy, as apprentices build skills to meet evolving business needs and
contribute to their employers’ bottom line.