Apprenticeships for People with Disabilities


One in four working age adults have a disability yet many are underemployed or unemployed. Organizations have the opportunity to develop apprenticeship programs that create a pathway to this pool of untapped talent. When these programs are designed to be inclusive, they can help employers recruit and retain diverse talent. What’s more, fostering inclusion in apprenticeships can help organizations demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and enhance career pathways for underserved communities, including people with disabilities.

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  1. When apprenticeships are designed to be inclusive they can create lifelong employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  2. Accessibility is key to career seekers with disabilities finding, applying to and retaining apprenticeships.
  3. Registered Apprenticeship Programs can help employers address their talent needs and increase the adoption of acceptable technology in the workplace.



Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-In-Chief, WorkingNation

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