Case Study/Success Story
Work-Based Learning in Action: Gap Inc. Looks This Way Ahead for Youth Internships

Lois Joy



Population / Age / Demographics Served
Young Adults, Youth
About the Casestudy

Gap Inc.’s work-based learning program, This Way Ahead, provides the company with a strong talent pipeline and provides young, low-income people with paid internships that provide job and employability skills.

Publication Date
June 1 2018

Work-Based Learning in Action is a series of case studies highlighting effective models of work-based learning. This case study is part of Walmart’s work with JFF, Making Work-Based Learning Work for Retail, and covers companies that have implemented valuable work-based learning programs that provide lessons for employers creating or redesigning their own retail work-based learning program.

This Way Ahead is Gap Inc.’s program to help low-income young people overcome barriers to employment by providing them with paid internships that provide job and employability skills along with intensive coaching. Over time, this work-based learning program has proven to be a smart social and business investment that creates career opportunities as well as a strong talent pipeline for Gap Inc.