Scaling High Quality Youth Apprenticeship Programs

A white paper released last month by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices highlights steps governors are taking to promote and expand youth apprenticeship opportunities in their states, recognizing the increasing importance of postsecondary or industry-recognized credentials to help high-school graduates succeed in their careers.

The white paper explores four case studies of governors in Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and North Carolina who are taking actions to expand youth apprenticeship to reach a greater number of students across industry sectors. As a result of this support, often spanning multiple administrations, these states have a growing number of businesses and young people taking advantage of this workforce strategy.