This report draws on the information provided in the 2020–2021 Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) annual reports to provide a snapshot of the work states are doing to expand apprenticeship.


The report focuses on three key areas of progress:

  • States are building robust, sustainable apprenticeship expansion infrastructure by strengthening integration with WIOA and expanding roles for intermediaries and sector partnerships.
  • States are developing sophisticated business engagement strategies and taking them to scale.
  • States are making progress in diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Throughout the report, we provide a spotlight on ways the pandemic impacted state efforts and ways states are using what they learned from the experience to bring renewed energy to their expansion efforts.

Download the report here.