Advance CTE / June 2017

By integrating classroom instruction and hands-on learning, both apprenticeships and Career Technical Education (CTE) can enhance the high school experience and better prepare learners for future career success. Not to mention, secondary apprenticeships equip students with skills in high-demand career pathways, helping to strengthen the talent pool and close critical skills gaps.
This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education and prepared by Advance CTE with support from Jobs for the Future, Vivayic and RTI International, profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs to identify strategies to connect CTE with apprenticeship programs. The report classifies each program as either an apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship and maps each by the degree of instructional alignment and program articulation.  

Watch the accompanying Opportunities for Connecting Secondary CTE Students and Apprenticeship Programs webinar that provides lessons learned from site visits.