Inclusive apprenticeship programs—those that support and are designed to be inclusive of apprentices with disabilities—hold promise for improving long-term employment outcomes for participants. However, little is known about the prevalence and operations of inclusive apprenticeship programs. This report summarizes current information on experiences of people with disabilities in apprenticeship, drawing on the research literature, interviews with experts on inclusive apprenticeship, and administrative and survey data.
This resource is designed to help employers better understand the benefits of inclusive apprenticeship programs and how collaborating with apprenticeship intermediaries, disability advocates, and people with disabilities can help create inclusive apprenticeship programs that enable job seekers with disabilities to gain credentials and skills to succeed in growing industries.
The guide is designed to help apprenticeship intermediary organizations (AIOs) and employers create more diverse, inclusive, and accessible apprenticeship programs. It includes recommendations, resources, and accessibility considerations to effectively source, engage, and support apprentices with disabilities.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief identifies several practices tested in education and work-based learning programs that would benefit apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Some of the practices include co-designing programs, tools and materials alongside learners and instructors, or applying classroom-tested UDL practices that translate to the apprenticeship setting and other key practices.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief outlines recommended strategies for making pre-apprenticeship programs more inclusive, foster Universal Design, and enhance accessibility for youth and adults with disabilities.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief identifies several common funding strategies for funding inclusive apprenticeship programs, including recruitment outreach and supportive services; monetary and in-kind support from the employer and other sources; collaborative funding to braid, blend, and align resources and services; and other collaborative funding approaches.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief shares how organizations pivoted and the major adaptations that were undertaken to continue inclusive apprenticeship programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief examines how Employment Network service providers and Vocational Rehabilitation agencies can better connect beneficiaries of the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program to apprenticeships.
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