States’ Role in Advancing High-Quality Youth Apprenticeship

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship Blog Series
Blog Post
CareerWise Colorado
Feb. 4, 2019

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) released guiding principles for high-quality youth apprenticeship programs. You can read more about each principle and their related outcomes in the full document here. Over the coming weeks as part of its first blog series, members of the partnership will be exploring these principles in-depth and why each is important to both the expansion and quality of youth apprenticeship across the country.

Check out the latest PAYA blog post from Geoff King, senior policy analyst, and Kristin Baddour, policy analyst, in the Economic Opportunity Division of National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices about the role governors and other state leaders can play in developing and scaling high-quality youth apprenticeship programs that align with the "accountable" principle.

"In particular, the 'Accountable' PAYA principle is critical at the state level, as this principle includes an emphasis on programs sustaining high-level leadership and support from all relevant partners. State policy is particularly important in the expansion of youth apprenticeships because, while high-quality programs currently exist, only a small fraction of all high-school aged students participate in them (see New America’s 2017 research on the youth apprenticeship landscape). These programs currently operate as a niche strategy in a limited number of states and regions. They vary significantly in terms of their structures and experiences for students and employers, making state-level support a crucial component of significant growth."

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