Understanding New Collar Apprenticeships

A Work Shift Guide

Apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. Long a pathway into the trades, apprenticeships now are also preparing Americans for new-collar jobs in fields from healthcare to tech. And governments and companies are putting big money into modernizing, diversifying, and growing the system—hoping to change the face of apprenticeships. This guide takes a look at this evolving landscape.

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Multiverse is an education company on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training through apprenticeships. Apprenticeships have the ability to dramatically change who can access the best careers of tomorrow through their unique combination of tuition-free education and on-the-job training. For more information on Multiverse and its apprenticeship programs in the US, please visit www.Multiverse.io.


As part of Cognizant’s global commitment to engineer impact for good, the Cognizant Foundation works to promote inclusion, elevate underserved communities and prepare people for the future of work. The foundation provides philanthropic support to organizations working to deliver industry-relevant education, skills training and research.


Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a proud sponsor of Work Shift’s guide to New Collar Apprenticeships. High-quality programs like Registered Apprenticeships can lead to equitable economic advancement for millions of Americans. As more industries adopt earn-and-learn models paired with inclusive practices to address their talent needs, thousands of individuals benefit by having greater access to economic opportunity. For more information, visit JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning.

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