PIA’s Role in Policy

  • We collaborate with employers and apprenticeship intermediaries to put policies and practices in place that promote and support inclusive apprenticeship programs.
  • We help grow the programs we support, analyzing and developing policies to ensure successful programs can be scaled nationwide.
  • We identify ways to enhance national, state, and local policies to foster inclusive apprenticeship opportunities and access for people with disabilities.

Policy Brief

Apprentice Utilization Requirements: Leveraging Public Funding to Grow Apprenticeships for All

Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) in high-growth, high-demand industries help bolster ongoing efforts to expand access to gainful employment for job seekers, including those from underserved groups.

This policy brief explores apprentice utilization policies and their potential to create more demand for apprentices in emerging U.S. industries. The paper also reviews the application of these policies in the healthcare industry and proposes approaches to pilot policies for apprentice utilization in healthcare.

Read the Policy Brief

AIM Policy and Practice Resources

Check out the five policy and practice resources developed by the Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative. These resources were designed to help employers and apprenticeship sponsors to foster and scale up inclusive apprenticeship programs.

View the AIM Resources

Our policy partners

We work with apprenticeship intermediaries, local and state workforce boards, and vocational rehabilitation centers to support policies that promote effective inclusion and apprenticeship programs. Other partners include: