Expanding Apprenticeship for Individuals with Disabilities
As apprenticeship moves into fields with fewer strict physical demands, such as construction or assembly line work, opportunities for individuals with disabilities are growing.
Even those fields that have traditionally used apprenticeship are becoming options for individuals with disabilities as the use of technology over manual labor becomes more prevalent. Several programs exist that encourage hiring individuals with disabilities into apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship Programs Targeting People with Disabilities
- North Carolina A&T State University
- The Healthcare Workforce Consortium
- Able-Disabled Advocacy (A-DA)
- Open Tech LA Apprenticeship Program
- The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
- The Urban Technology Project in Philadelphia
- ODEP’s Youth with Disabilities Entering the Workplace through Apprenticeship Toolkit
- The Office of Disability Employment Policy Apprenticeship Resource Page
- The Apprenticeship Works Video Series
- The National Council on Disability’s Leadership Council
- Equal Opportunity in Apprenticeship for People with Disabilities Fact Sheet
- The Employer Toolkit (UK)