Pre-Apprenticeship programs not only build the basic literacy, math, and work-readiness skills today’s employers require, they also provide Registered Apprenticeship sponsors with pre-screened, qualified, and job-ready apprentice pools.  Pre-apprenticeship programs also help workers, including youth and job seekers with low skill levels, begin a pathway to a career.

To learn more on the key elements of a quality pre-apprenticeship program:

To learn more on pre-apprenticeship strategies in 5 key areas – partnerships, recruitment, curriculum, retention, and sustainability:


Check out the resources below to learn more about the benefits and examples of successful pre-apprenticeship programs.

State Resources

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs


Studies and Reports