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Apprenticeship Inclusion Models– Briefing Papers

Fall 2021 | Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) initiative, sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, provided technical assistance to Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs to enhance the inclusion of youth and adults with disabilities. This project sought to research, test, and evaluate innovative approaches and strategies to increase occupational skills training in emerging, high-demand, well-paying industries and occupations, including information technology, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. AIM’s project goals emphasized developing resources and enhancing supports to inform policy and practices and to shape the national conversation on inclusive apprenticeship.

In support of these goals, the AIM initiative produced five policy and practice briefs on how to foster and scale up inclusive apprenticeships. Briefs in the series include: (1) Using Universal Design for Learning in Apprenticeship; (2) Funding Inclusive Apprenticeships: Strategies for Braiding, Blending, and Aligning Resources; (3) Emerging Lessons for Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Managing Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond; (4) Strengthening Supports for People with Disabilities in Pre-Apprenticeships Through Policy, Design, and Practice; and (5) Connecting Ticket to Work and Apprenticeships.

To learn more and to read the briefs, please visit the AIM webpage.