Apprenticeship Industry Intermediary Project
Apprenticeship industry intermediaries work with business, workforce, and education partners to increase awareness and adoption of apprenticeship programs in a targeted industry sector. AIR’s commitment to integrating research, evaluation, and technical assistance to inform and advance national efforts to grow quality and equitable apprenticeship aligns with this mission.
As an industry intermediary, AIR has an opportunity to work directly with a wide variety of businesses and educational providers across the U.S. to accelerate the adoption and implementation of the apprenticeship model, directly resulting in new apprenticeship opportunities for all.
AIR is partnering with CompTIA, the world’s leading technology trade association, as an industry intermediary to drive the creation of new apprenticeship programs with the goal to increase and diversify the tech talent pool in America. Focusing on tech occupations in demand across industries, AIR and CompTIA have a partner network that spans over 25 states.
For this project, AIR’s team of business engagement, apprenticeship, and technical assistance experts bring a deep knowledge of the apprenticeship ecosystem, at both state and federal levels. This team is advancing apprenticeship through strategic planning, business engagement and partner outreach, and technical assistance on designing, registering, and launching apprenticeships.
This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.