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Episode 98 (Part Two) Resources: Inclusive Apprenticeship and Mentoring

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Employer Resources

Resources for Employers, Educators and Employees

  • Apprenticeship.gov
    Apprenticeship.gov is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov
  • Factsheet: People with Disabilities in Apprenticeship [PDF]
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov/sites/default/files/people_with_disabilities_apprenticeship_fact_sheet.pdf
  • Apprenticeship Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov/help
  • National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)
    Now in its seventh year, this nationwide celebration gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. NAW 2021 will be held November 15-21, 2021.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov/national-apprenticeship-week
  • ADA Live! Episode 98 Resources: America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusive Employment |Podcast
    Check out these other resources and our podcast on inclusive employment and job mentoring.
    Source: Southeast ADA Center
    Link: adalive.org/resources/episode-98-resources
  • Apprenticeship and Disability Resources
    Includes videos, inclusion guides, a toolkit and more resources for workers, educators, and employers.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/odep/program-areas/apprenticeship
  • #ApprenticeshipWorks Video Series
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    Link: dol.gov/agencies/odep/program-areas/apprenticeship/videos
  • Future of Work Podcasts Series
    Join PEAT and leading HR blog Workology.com to explore how emerging technology trends in the workplace are impacting people with disabilities.
    Source: Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology (PEAT)
    Link: peatworks.org/futureofwork/future-of-work-podcast
  • Apprentice Partnership Resources
    National Disability Institute (NDI) is developing partnerships with their workforce colleagues across the country to pilot apprenticeship programs in select states.
    Source: National Disability Institute (NDI)
    Link: nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/employment/apprenticeships
  • Federal Open Funding Opportunities for Apprenticeships
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov/investments-tax-credits-and-tuition-support/open-funding-opportunities

Resources for Educators, Families and Service Providers

  • High School and Middle School Apprenticeship
    Information on youth apprenticeship programs for high school and middle school students.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov/educators/high-school-and-middle-school
  • Apprenticeship Partner Finder
    Partner Finder can connect you with the right partners to help you design, develop, or enhance your apprenticeship program.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: apprenticeship.gov/partner-finder
  • State Apprenticeship Information
    Provides information about state apprenticeship programs and contact information for state departments of labor.
    Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    Link: careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/EmploymentAndTraining/find-apprenticeship-offices.aspx
  • Jobs of the Future
    Introduce students in Grades 6-8 to apprenticeships and careers with these resources.
    Source: Scholastic
    Link: scholastic.com/jobsofthefuture/index.html
  • Apprenticeship Programs & Resources for Employers, Families, Educators
    Source: Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth (CAPE-Youth)
    Link: capeyouth.org/apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship Resources for Families and Youth
    Source: National Resources for Access, Independence, Self-Determination and Employment (RAISE) Technical Assistance Center
    Link: raisecenter.org/partner-pti-youth-family-resources/apprenticeship

Federal Regulations on Apprenticeship

Research

Examples of Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs

  • FASTPORT
    This Department of Labor apprenticeship partner is sponsoring a pilot program to provide American Sign Language training to Commercial Truck Driving Instructors in Texas. The program helps deaf students thrive in transportation jobs. FASTPORT also offers military veteran-focused job programs. They also connect workers to Registered Apprenticeship programs in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence.
    Link: fastport.com
  • Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
    They expanded apprenticeships in Virginia through partnership with a vocational rehabilitation center to support a manufacturing pre-apprenticeship program for individuals with disabilities.
    Link: vcwvalley.com/employer-services/apprenticeships
  • Blog: Inclusive Apprenticeships: How States are Supporting Skills Training for People with Disabilities
    Source: Council of State Governments
    Link: knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/content/inclusive-apprenticeships-how-states-are-supporting-skills-training-people-disabilities
  • Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM)
    This two-year (2019-2020) initiative expanded pathways for youth and adults with disabilities into high-demand, lucrative careers by developing and testing new recruitment and retention strategies with employers, labor, and apprenticeship programs. AIM was a project of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
    Source: Social Policy Resource Associates
    Link: spra.com/aim