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What is a Youth Apprenticeship Program?

Apprenticeship programs for youth between the ages of 16-24 combine academic and technical classroom instruction with work experience through an apprenticeship program. It provides the foundation for youth to choose among multiple pathways – to enroll in college, begin full-time employment, or a combination. 

Launch a Youth Apprenticeship Program

Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Association of School Superintendents (AASA) developed a series of tools designed to inspire new Youth Apprenticeship programs. Check out the AASA Youth Apprenticeship Toolkit designed to help secondary and community college administrators advocate for and build apprenticeship programs.

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AASA: Launch a Youth Apprenticeship Program

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