Competency-Based Apprenticeship Resources
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A competency-based apprenticeship requires apprentices to demonstrate their mastery of specific skills, knowledge, and abilities to progress through their programs. It allows an employer to measure the competencies their apprentices gain, while allowing apprentices some flexibility in how they advance through the program. There are several resources available to further understand and develop these types of apprenticeships. 
 
If you are looking for a quick overview, read this brief blog post that describes a recent Jobs for the Future webinar: Understanding Competency-Based Apprenticeship Programs. It describes 1) competency-based programs, 2) the U.S. Department of Labor’s view on the approach, and 3) an example of the competency-based approach in Nevada.  
 
Looking for help building your competency-based apprenticeship curriculum? Several organizations provide complimentary frameworks and models for apprenticeship and related technical curriculum.