The Options Multiplier: Decoding the CareerWise Youth Apprentice Journey
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CitationJoseph Fuller, Rachel Lipson, Farah Mallah, Girish Pendse, Rachel Snyder (November 2022). The Options Multiplier: Decoding the CareerWise Youth Apprentice Journey. Published by Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.
AbstractThe Options Multiplier: Decoding the CareerWise Youth Apprentice Journey, a new white paper from Harvard's Project on Workforce, uses a novel dataset from CareerWise Colorado, one of the U.S.'s most widely cited youth apprenticeship models. During the program, CareerWise students split their time between a traditional classroom and the workplace, allowing apprentices to earn a wage, while accessing meaningful work experience and debt-free college credits. Our research finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of CareerWise apprentices achieve the program’s stated goal of serving as an “Options Multiplier”- they transition on to postsecondary education, employment, or both. Supportive supervisors, job match, industry type, and Registered Apprenticeship status all have a significant impact on retention and completion. Better understanding these factors means that employers can structure programs that lead to apprentice success, teaching students the skills they need for a good job and generating a high return on investment for employers.
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