Resources and Tools

The Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Center of Excellence is focused on helping key stakeholders build and scale strategic partnerships to put more American workers on high-quality apprenticeship career pathways.

Registered apprenticeship is the proven gold standard in workforce development. Better aligning industry, workforce and education around apprenticeship can help build a stronger, more resilient, and future-ready American workforce.

Utilize the dropdown menu to find resources to better equip your area of expertise in apprenticeship.


Creating a Statewide Pre-Apprenticeship Strategy: Case Study in Missouri
29 Nov 2022

As part of its focused work to support system alignment and strategic partnership expansion in Missouri, the Center of Excellence sat down with Dr. Mardy Leathers, Director of the Office of Work-Based Learning in the Division of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD) to discuss the state's strategic development of a certified pre-apprenticeship framework to accelerate registered apprenticeship expansion. The framework utilizes WIOA funding and builds on the state's in-demand sectors and occupations and can serve as an example for other states.

Workforce Board Guide to Identifying Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship Partners
10 Nov 2022

This guide is intended to be a starting point to help state and local workforce professionals understand the key players in the apprenticeship space, what role(s) those partners typically play in supporting RA programs, and how you can play a leadership role in creating RA partnerships that engage those entities.

Registered Apprenticeship (RA) Partner Profile Questionnaire
10 Nov 2022

This questionnaire is intended to help you build a network in your area around Registered Apprenticeship (RA). With the information gathered here, your board should be better able to engage with and convene RA stakeholders to expand RA program opportunities. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the USDOL RA TA Center of Excellence “Workforce Board Guide to Identifying Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Partners” publication. This publication and more information on the Center can be found online at

CA Education Toolkit on Equitable Apprenticeships: Building and Growing Apprenticeship with Equity in Mind
27 Oct 2022

This Toolkit was created to help those whose work involves designing and running pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to intentionally encourage and support the inclusion of apprentices who reflect the full diversity of our communities — in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, primary language, disability, age, sexual orientation, and other factors.

Registered Apprenticeship Operations Manual for Workforce Professionals
12 Oct 2022

A Colorado manual to train staff and better align with apprenticeship.

Connect (X) Conference – Fast Track to Apprenticeship: 6 Months to Success
25 May 2022

Webinar recording by the Center of Excellence national partners WIA (Wireless Infrastructure Association) and FASTPORT. A presentation to the 5G wireless industry conference employers on implementing best practices in RA development to more quickly and effectively build the 21st century communications workforce.

30 Minutes of Excellence - How can we use WIOA funds for Registered Apprenticeship?
22 Jun 2022

30 Minutes of Excellence - June 22, 2022 - How can we use WIOA funds for Registered Apprenticeship?

30 Minutes of Excellence - Bridging the Gap Between Adult Education and Apprenticeships
28 Jul 2022

30 Minutes of Excellence - Bridging the Gap Between Adult Education and Apprenticeships

USDOL Apprenticeship Training Rep
20 Jul 2022

Meet your USDOL Apprenticeship Training Rep

30 Minutes of Excellence, May 25, 2022
25 May 2022

How do Adult Basic Education and Career Technical Education work...

30 Minutes of Excellence, Follow-up Webinar, May 12th
12 May 2022

How do I communicate the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship to Employers?

30 Minutes of Excellence, April 20,2022
20 Apr 2022

How do I communicate the benefits of RA to employers?

30 Minutes of Excellence, March 23, 2022
23 Mar 2022

Why do workforce boards engage in Registered Apprenticeship?

30 Minutes of Excellence, February 23, 2022
23 Feb 2022

Future Works Public Dashboard Demonstration