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Our Registered Apprenticeship Program, enhances college and career readiness and addresses equity issues and strengthens partnerships. As a certified U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Intermediary, we connect employers and schools to offer apprenticeships in high-growth industries starting at age 16, providing students with valuable skills and contributing to workforce development and economic growth.

Our Partners

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Our Mission

The Youth Workforce Development Foundation (YWDF) is dedicated to fostering the future generation of the American workforce by establishing sustainable youth talent pipelines that bridge the gap between education and industry. Our commitment lies in bolstering programs that empower individuals with the personal, workplace, and technical skills for both personal and professional success.


Proven Success

“At IAA, more than 80% of employees who came to us from [this program] are still employed after five years, and often not in their original role, but in one they have been promoted into because of their employability skills.”

Don Hermanek,
Senior Vice President

"At Morton Industries, this is the way to develop new talent into our pipeline."

 Steve Stewart,
Director of People and Culture

"Otto-Baum's relationship with [this program] has been tremendous because they have all the connections with the schools because without the students none of this is going to happen."

Terry Baum,

Contact Us Now

133 N Parkway Dr., Pekin, IL 61554


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