Analysis of the important role local, industry-driven partnerships can play to align the workforce, education and human services systems and bring work-based learning to scale.

Work-based learning — including a spectrum of opportunities from apprenticeship and on-the-job training with a classroom component to paid fellowships and internships — brings structured learning into the workplace, helping new or existing workers build their skills over time while meeting the immediate workforce needs of business.

Four case studies highlight partnerships that have broadened the pipeline of workers with access to work-based learning programs.