Competency Frameworks

At JFF's Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, we are committed to sharing resources and best practices in a central place to support the development of successful apprenticeship and work-based learning programs.  

That’s why we’re pleased to share this partner resource from The Urban Institute, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship, that can help fast-track the development of new apprenticeship programs. Employers, apprenticeship sponsors, community colleges, workforce boards and others can use these frameworks for 17 common occupations to fast-track the development of their own apprenticeships.

These frameworks were created in consultation with industry leaders and vetted with employers in the field to ensure they reflect practice. Employers and partner organizations who are developing apprenticeships are using these frameworks to provide a timesaving and well-researched baseline for their work and consistency across national programs.