The Bookshelf

  • America’s Opportunity Youth Deserve an Equitable Economic Recovery JFF recently authored this report to provide recommendations to the current administration outlining solutions to create strong bridges between education and employment for young people.
  • Bridging the Workforce Training Gap at Community Colleges The article highlights the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students to Careers Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced in the Senate, speaks to investing federal funding into community college work-based learning programs, helping to provide students with more opportunities to further their education and the support they need to be successful. The legislation addresses the need for partnerships between community colleges and in-demand industries to provide apprenticeship programs, work-based learning opportunities, and paid internships.
  • FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Support Women’s Employment This fact sheet provided by the Biden Administration outlines some critical areas the American Jobs Plan is hoping to address, including a focus on supporting women in employment. One essential item to note is the role registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship play in ensuring workers have ready access to the necessary skills to succeed. A lot of information in the fact sheet aligns with a focus on equity in apprenticeship and creating career pathways for women and people of color and funding opportunities to support this endeavor.