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No Dead Ends: How Career and Technical Education Can Provide Today’s Youth With Pathways to College and Career Success

High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs represent an effective way to provide young adults with an educational experience that prepares them for both college and career success. But not all CTE programs provide accessible pathways to a bounty of educational options without dead ends.

January 6, 2022 | Jobs for the Future
Promising Approaches for Connecting Opportunity Youth to Registered Apprenticeships

Through an Apprenticeship Expansion and Modernization Fund (AEMF) contract with the U.S. Department of Labor, JFF has been working with community-based organizations, opportunity youth-focused intermediary organizations affiliated with the Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Forum, workforce development boards, and school districts across the country to expand access to Registered Apprenticeships to opportunity youth. This online resource explores promising approaches and highlights examples of activities and strategies that are producing results in the short term.

December 7, 2021 | Jobs for the Future
This National Apprenticeship Week, Let’s Support Employers in Developing Equitable Apprenticeships

The problem is clear: Apprenticeship programs as a whole do not reflect the demographics of our communities or our country, writes JFF's Eric M. Seleznow & Joshua Johnson.

November 15, 2021 | Jobs for the Future
Designing Dual Enrollment to Reach English Learners

For dual enrollment programs to be truly equitable, they must be accessible for all students.

December 21, 2020 | Jobs for the Future