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Partnering to Develop IT Apprenticeships – How the Blind Institute of Technology Helped Salesforce Meet their Hiring Needs

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Episode 23: Partnering to Develop IT Apprenticeships – How the Blind Institute of Technology Helped Salesforce Meet their Hiring Needs Mike Hess, Founder and Executive Director at the Blind Institute of Technology (BIT), and Sarah Mark, Workforce Development Program Manager for People with Disabilities at Salesforce discuss their partnership to create career pathways in IT for people who are blind or have low vision and help Salesforce meet its demand for IT talent.

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How Apprenticeship Programs Can Help Employers Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent

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Episode 22: How Apprenticeship Programs Can Help Employers Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent Donna Lenhoff, attorney, advisor, policy architect, and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) policy implementer, discusses the benefit of registered apprenticeships and the impact of public policy. She also weighs in on nondiscrimination regulations that support and encourage apprenticeship programs to recruit, train, and retain a diverse talent pool that includes people with disabilities.

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Training Apprentices with Disabilities in Digital Accessibility

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Episode 21: Training Apprentices with Disabilities in Digital Accessibility David Fazio, Founder of Helix Opportunity, discusses employers’ growing need to hire digital accessibility experts. He shares how the Helix Opportunity Registered Apprenticeship Program is training apprentices with disabilities in digital accessibility to both address this need and create career pathways for people with disabilities in this in-demand field.

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Strengths-Based Practices to Support Neurodiversity at Work

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Episode 19: Strengths-Based Practices to Support Neurodiversity at Work In honor of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, March 13 – 19, Scott Michael Robertson, Ph.D., Senior Policy Adviser in the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, gives tips and advice for taking a strengths-based approach to supporting neurodiversity in the workplace. Robertson uses his personal experiences as an autistic man to illustrate his suggestions.

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Not Your Grandfather’s Apprenticeship: Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Sectors

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Episode 17: Not Your Grandfather’s Apprenticeship: Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Sectors Joshua Johnson, Director of Jobs for the Future’s National Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship, discusses the importance of promoting apprenticeship in nontraditional sectors, disability disclosure challenges, and his passion for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). 

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How Apprenticeships are Creating Career Opportunities for Veterans with Disabilities

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Episode 16: How Apprenticeships are Creating Career Opportunities for Veterans with Disabilities Nicholas Morgan, President of Adaptive Construction Solutions and military veteran, discusses how he built one of the nation’s most recognized workforce development companies and provided opportunities to high-growth, high-demand jobs for veterans with disabilities through apprenticeship.

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