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Philadelphia Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship

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Advancing Youth Apprenticeships in the Philadelphia region by building equitable and inclusive talent pipelines from school to work.

A project of ApprenticeshipPHL and a network member of the Partnership To Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) led by New America, Philadelphia PAYA is a learning collaborative focused on sharing best practices and increasing understanding of Youth Apprenticeship models.

What is a Youth Apprenticeship?

A Youth Apprenticeship begins for the apprentice in high school, combining skills learned in the classroom with work experience through a Registered Apprenticeship program. Young people are hired and begin working in their apprenticeship during high school and remain with their employer after graduation.

Build a Youth Apprenticeship

Philadelphia PAYA can provide technical assistance to businesses looking to build an apprenticeship and partner with Career & Technical Education programs. We also have connections to national partners who provide support for Youth Apprenticeships in healthcare, cybersecurity, and other industries. Contact us if you’d like to explore more. 

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Successes we love!

Universal Audenried Charter School: Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship

In collaboration with District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund and Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc., Universal Audenreid Charter School developed a career pathway into a Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship. Students move from high school education and pre-apprenticeship training in Health Related Technology into jobs as Medical Assistant Registered Apprentices. 

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