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This report lays out a set of findings from interviews conducted with stakeholders who play a role in tech apprenticeships in the Bay Area. This includes employers invested in or interested in tech apprenticeships and training providers, educators, and intermediaries that play a role in preparing and connecting candidates to apprenticeship roles. The information from these interviews has been synthesized and anonymized to provide recommendations on how apprenticeships can more effectively serve as an on-ramp for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.