Apprenticeship is a proven training strategy that combines on-the-job training with related classroom instruction to prepare highly skilled workers with industry competencies and the skill sets employers need.

In 2016, DOL provided State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) grants to 36 states and 1 territory as seed money to grow this proven strategy. States are using grant funds in three critical ways:

  • To deepen business engagement
  • To build and diversify the pipeline of apprentices
  • To integrate apprenticeship into states’ broader workforce development, economic development, and educational systems. 

The Promising Practices Resource Pages showcase innovations in each of these three areas. Each page contains three short SAE grantee Case Studies and a five-minute video featuring the innovators’ stories in their words. The Case Studies include a brief description of the innovation, advice and considerations for replication, a look at what’s ahead, and links for more information.

SAE Grantee Promising Practices Resource Pages