Registered Apprenticeship for Additional Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities



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

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 [...]

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