Policy Areas

Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning opportunities like apprenticeship, on-the-job training, and career and technical education with a worksite component are time-tested ways to train workers for skilled positions in today’s economy. Through work-based learning programs, employers can hire qualified, skilled, and loyal employees; and employees acquire new skills, gain industry-recognized credentials, and earn higher wages.

BLU advocates for policies and tax credits that support apprenticeship and other work-based learning.

BLU's 'Policies that Work' brief on work-based learning outlines the value of these programs and recommends important policy changes to support businesses interested in launching or expanding these strategies in their own place of work.