The analysis in this issue brief by the Center for American Progress examines apprenticeship programs over the past decade to observe gaps in participation and wages among women and people of color.
Apprenticeship programs equip workers with valuable in-demand skills and allow them to learn on the job while earning a decent wage. But too little is known about racial and gender representation in these programs. The analysis inds that women remain deeply underrepresented in apprenticeship programs and that wages among women and black or African American apprentices are much lower than those of other apprentices.