Aligning Apprenticeship Ecosystems with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As part of an ongoing formal Alliance between AUCD and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), AUCD is cohosting a webinar with ODEP and the Office on Apprenticeship at the Department of Labor on ODEPs new apprenticeship initiatives. AUCD is helping to share this information broadly and envisioning how this work can fit into other activities AUCD and its member network are engaged in including services to transition-aged youth, inclusive postsecondary, competitive integrated employment, interactions with employers, and employment research.

Webinar Description

This webinar provides an overview of the Department of Labor's (DOL) apprenticeship and inclusive work-based learning investments focused on expanding pathways for youth and adults with disabilities in emerging high-growth, high-demand industries as a workforce strategy.

Presenters will examine:

  • The differences between an internship and pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs; and
  • Apprenticeship investments by DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) across the United States.

A college degree was once the pathway for millions of Americans workers to get a good job.  Now, there are other options and pathways to attain great careers, including inclusive apprenticeships.  This presentation aims to educate workforce post-secondary and workforce development professionals about the advantages of building public/private partnerships in emerging high-demand, high-growth industries, Including information technology, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing as a workforce strategy to expand inclusive apprenticeship on-ramps for underrepresented populations, including youth and adults with disabilities focused on reskilling, upskilling, and pipelining talent to address the middle skills gap widened by the adoption of new technologies.  The presenters will highlight the U.S. Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative, examine inclusive apprenticeship investments, and discuss the differences between an internship and a pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship Program.  The discussion will spotlight the future of work and how accessible technology and Universal Design drives inclusion.