As states have become deeply engaged in apprenticeship expansion, we’ve identified five elements that are positioning states for success. The fifth element is Alignment with Career Pathways and Postsecondary Education.

To support the long-term sustainability of apprenticeship expansion, states are creating clear linkages to secondary and postsecondary education programs. Strategies that are helping to embed apprenticeship as both an education and a training model in states include expanding youth apprenticeship offerings, integrating apprenticeship into career and technical education, and pursuing policy changes that allow apprenticeships to connect seamlessly with postsecondary educational pathways.

Additional information on this element and the other four elements can be found in the Elements of Effective Apprenticeship Expansion document. Other resources related to alignment with career pathways and postsecondary education are available via these resource pages: