Youth apprentices doubled in the past decade—but rewards were uneven

From Work Shift: “The number of youth apprentices in the United States more than doubled in the past decade—but racial and gender gaps barely moved, despite efforts to bring more women and people of color into the programs. The pandemic also cut deeply into gains made earlier in the decade, according to an analysis of federal data released by JFF. … Between 2010 and 2020, the number of youth apprentices, aged 16 to 24, grew 113 percent from almost 18,900 to 40,300. … Women and girls grew from 5 percent of apprentices to 10 percent, and Latino participation rates increased as well. But Black rates did not.”

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