Each October we celebrate the diverse contributions that people with disabilities make to America’s workplaces and economy during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). On the third Wednesday of October, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) coordinates a national effort to promote career development for students and jobseekers with disabilities through career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships.
In recognition of Disability Mentoring Day (DMD), discover what makes an inclusive apprenticeship, why inclusive apprenticeship is important, and how employers can make apprenticeship programs more inclusive for employees with disabilities. Our guest on ADA Live! will be Josh Christianson, Project Director at the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA), an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Audio: Soundcloud Episode 98 (Part 2): Inclusive Apprenticeship and Mentoring
- Interactive Transcript for Episode 98 (Part 2): Inclusive Apprenticeship and Mentoring
- Episode 98 (Part 2) Transcript (PDF file)
The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship
The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship, PIA, helps design diverse and inclusive apprenticeship programs that are accessible to all. PIA collaborates with employers and apprenticeship programs to help meet employer talent needs and enable people with disabilities to benefit from apprenticeships that increase their opportunities for lifelong access to high growth, high demand jobs. PIA is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, ODEP. DEP launched PIA to ensure all apprenticeship programs are inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. To learn more about PIA, visit their website at inclusiveapprenticeship.org.