The Apprenticeship Expansion Self-Assessment was created to help apprenticeship expansion grantees — ASE, SAE 2020, and SAEEI grantees — identify, plan, and execute comprehensive apprenticeship expansion strategies.  The tool helps grantees identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth and connects them to targeted resources to help prepare, plan, and implement effectively.

The Self-Assessment is based on the five key elements for successful apprenticeship expansion.  This framework was developed from observations of effective apprenticeship expansion work happening in states over the last few years. The assessment was last updated in the fall of 2021.

If your organization has not completed the Self-Assessment within the last year, you may want to consider if it would be helpful to have an updated picture of your progress. If you're not sure if you should retake the Self-Assessment, consider if your organization has experienced the following since the last time you completed it:

  • Experienced an impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, either within your organization or a larger economic impact across the state
  • Encountered changes in your team that may have affected how you approach your work
  • Underwent changes to your leadership that may have impacted your strategies
  • Made significant progress in expansion efforts, and are looking for where to focus your energy next

Results from this Self-Assessment will help ASE, SAE 2020, and SAEEI grantees identify top-level areas of strength and growth.  More detailed results will be shared with the state contact identified in the Self-Assessment by their Maher & Maher/AIR TA coach.  Coaches will work directly with grantees to develop an action and learning plan that will serve as the organizing framework for technical assistance.  Grantees can use the Self-Assessment to establish a baseline for strategic planning and take it again to assess progress. This tool could be useful to integrating all apprenticeship state investments (Apprenticeship State Grantees and others).

This assessment is completely optional, and individual results will only be shared with grantees and their coaches. The National Office of Apprenticeship will not receive individual state report or assessment ratings.

Before accessing the Self-Assessment online, all ASE, SAE 2020, and SAEEI grantees should:

  1. Watch the Apprenticeship Expansion Self-Assessment Tutorial
  2. Read the Apprenticeship Expansion Self-Assessment Handbook for instructions on how to complete the Self-Assessment.
  3. Review the Elements of Effective Apprenticeship Expansion and the PDF version of the Self-Assessment.
  4. Decide who will provide input on the Self-Assessment and the process for gathering information.

The above referenced documents are accessible via "Related Content" on the left-hand side of this page.

Once you have completed the steps above, use this link to access the Self-Assessment and choose the responses that best align to apprenticeship activity in your state.