About us

PIA collaborates with employers and apprenticeship intermediaries to design inclusive apprenticeship programs that meet employer talent needs and enable people with disabilities to gain credentials and skills to succeed in growing industries.

The PIA initiative kicked off in late 2020 with a series of human-centered design thinking sessions sessions that helped us define our original vision, goals, and next steps. The PIA team continues to improve, refresh, and pivot to meet the needs of our stakeholders. View the original planning artifact.

Visit our impact page to learn about what our team has accomplished since PIA launched in October of 2020.

Go to PIA’s Impact Page

How we get there

Collaborate

We collaborate with employers, apprenticeship intermediaries, and people with disabilities to make apprenticeship programs more inclusive.

Create Opportunities

We support apprenticeship intermediaries in recruiting people with disabilities and employers who are interested in offering inclusive apprenticeships.

Focus on Policy

We help grow the programs we support, analyzing and developing policies to ensure successful programs can be scaled nationwide.

Provide Resources

We work with apprenticeship intermediaries and employers to identify and create the resources they need to structure and sustain inclusive apprenticeship programs.

Our partners

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The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA) is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and managed by Wheelhouse Group. Our partners include:

 

Apprenti. Paving the path for talent in tech.Apprenti expands access to higher wage, tech apprenticeships for persons with disabilities and other diverse populations. Apprenti works with PIA to field test and generate best practices that increase representation of people with disabilities in the tech sector and in registered apprenticeships.

PIA Staff

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Devin Boyle

Director of Communications

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Grant Harris

Engagement & Inclusion Specialist

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Sadie Remington-Gilbert

Sadie Remington-Gilbert

Outreach and Partnership Lead

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Alex Winn

Clean Energy Lead

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