The Philadelphia Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeships (PAYA) has been invited to be a founding member of the PAYA National Network, an invitation-only learning collaborative.  PAYA is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative established in 2018 to assist innovative partners around the country in developing youth apprenticeship programs that can be scaled and replicated, connecting the learning needs of youth with the talent needs of industry.

Led by New America, PAYA includes eight National Partner organizations from across the education, workforce, and policy sectors: Advance CTE, CareerWise Colorado, Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship, Education Strategy Group, JFF, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and the National Governors Association. The network will recognize, support, and connect high-potential youth apprenticeship partnerships from across the US. Working together and with support from PAYA, network members will identify best practices and develop solutions for shared challenges. Learn more about the PAYA Grant Initiative applicant pool, Grantees, and Network.

The Philadelphia Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeships core membership is comprised of Philadelphia Works, Philadelphia Youth Network, Philadelphia Academies, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia Job Corps, School District of Philadelphia, and the City of Philadelphia Office of Workforce Development. Watch for information on collaborative meetings at https://apprenticeshipphl.org.

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