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.

Since 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor has funded the expansion of apprenticeships in every state and territory to increase the use of 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 Case Studies from SAE grantees, the first group to receive this federal funding, 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