The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) celebrated the 9th annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-19.
National Apprenticeship Week spotlights the value of registered apprenticeship, an “industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, receive progressive wage increases, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential,” according to Apprenticeship.gov.
Registered apprenticeships can serve as one venue for individuals with disabilities to receive the career training they need to get and maintain a job and seek advancement in their chosen career field.
OSERS provided the following resources for those interested in learning more about registered apprenticeships:
- A Proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, 2023 from President Joe Biden
- Overview of registered apprenticeships from the U.S. Department of Labor
- Webinars, Videos Series and Podcasts
- #ApprenticeshipWorks video series from Office of Disability Employment Policy
- Apprenticeship for All podcast from Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA)
- Registered Apprenticeship: Job Seekers with Disabilities Please Apply! webinar from the LEAD Center
- Youth Apprenticeships in Rehabilitation Counseling: Engaging Students and Youth with Disabilities to Initiate a Career Path webinar from Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)
- Resources and Resource Guides
- Apprenticeships/Pre-Apprenticeships from VRTAC-QE
- Apprenticeship Resources Webpage from RAISE Center.
- Apprenticeships — Useful Vocational Rehabilitation Service Tools: VR [...]