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Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Pre-Apprenticeship Case Study, July 2018-April 2019

North Carolina Justice Center
Start Date: Jul 2018 — End Date: Apr 2019

Communities across North Carolina are seeking ways to expand and extend apprenticeship program participation to address youth unemployment and employer-reported skill gaps and to make these programs more effective at meeting the needs of employers and students alike. CREC is working with the North Carolina Justice Center to conduct research that 1) identifies the barriers to participation in apprenticeship programs for youth in underrepresented populations and 2) results in concrete policy and program recommendations for addressing these barriers. A final report will be presented to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, the Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative, and the North Carolina Community College System.

Research & Planning

About the Client

North Carolina Justice Center

The North Carolina Justice Center is one of the state’s preeminent voices for economic and social justice. As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve […]