This study will evaluate a variety of federal investments related to apprenticeship, including two recent grant programs: (1) the Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies and (2) the Closing the Skills Gap grants. The purpose of the study is to expand adoption of apprenticeship nationwide by building the evidence base on approaches to apprenticeship training.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to build and expand the evidence portfolio on apprenticeships, including models, components, partnerships, and strategies. A rigorous agenda of evidence will be developed by carefully reviewing the existing evidence; identifying various apprenticeship models and approaches used in the Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grants, Closing the Skills Gap grants, and other DOL apprenticeship grants; and assessing whether and how existing models could be evaluated.
- The Urban Institute
- Capital Research Corporation
U.S. Department of Labor
Chief Evaluation Office
The study will answer these key questions:
- What is the current evidence on apprenticeships, including various models or typologies of apprenticeships, and effectiveness of those strategies?
- What strategies are being used to develop new apprenticeship programs or expand existing programs?
- What strategies, models, and partnerships are promising for different populations?
- What types of evaluations can be conducted on the impact of apprenticeship on participants, particularly apprenticeships implemented by Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies grants, Closing the Skills Gap grants, and other DOL apprenticeship grants?