Please see the apprenticeship resources under the ‘For Youth’ tab as well as the resources below:

Apprenticeships in Massachusetts

The MA Department of Labor portal for apprenticeship information and resources.

America’s Promise Apprenticeship Toolkit

This toolkit intends to inform America’s Promise Grantees aobut strategies to develop and implement an apprenticeship program. 

Massachusetts Workforce Issuances on Apprenticeship

An archive of MassHire Department of Career Services (MDCS) issuances about apprenticeships initiatives, resources, and events.

Workforce GPS Resources to Assist Apprenticeship Programs

WorkforceGPS’s Apprenticeship Community has gathered a compilation of resources and tools to help people better understand the new and exciting opportunities that are being explored by employers and other organizations in the field of apprenticeship.  

Supporting Community College Delivery of Apprenticeships

A summary of findings, written by Jobs for the Future and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), on apprenticeship program design, occupations, and participant diversity from a survey of 38 community colleges, along with recommendations in four areas of focus for organizations partnering with community colleges to expand apprenticeship initiatives. 

Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion: Final Report to the President of the U.S. (May 2018)

According to the Massachusetts Workforce Development System MassWorkforce Issuance 111 DCS 22.114:  In June 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (E.O.) on Expanding Apprenticeships in America.  The E.O. describes an expanded vision for apprenticeship in America and makes it the policy of the Federal Government to “provide more affordable pathways to secure, high paying jobs by promoting apprenticeships and effective workforce development programs, while easing the regulatory burden on such programs and reducing or eliminating taxpayer support for ineffective workforce development programs”. The expanded vision includes establishing Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) and a corresponding certification process.

Event Kit for Apprenticeship Week (Nov)

This portal by the U.S. Department of Labor includes a variety of resources that can be used to highlight apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week and all year long.  It also includes blogs, data on apprenticeships, and links to experts in this area.  (Note: High school students usually need to apply for apprenticeship programs in the Fall of their Senior year.)

Informational Presentation to the Franklin Hampshire Youth Career Connections Council (Nov 2018)

Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC’s)

Each industry has different education, training, and credential requirements.  Some industry recognized credentials (IRC’s) are valued by industry / employers more than others. For more information, please access the Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC) page.