Registered Apprenticeship: Job Seekers with Disabilities Please Apply!

Thursday, December 03, 2020 — 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

BACKGROUND: With funding from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor, LEAD Center is continuing its work (a) to promote equal opportunity within the broader workforce system for youth and adults with disabilities; (b) to advance the development of inclusive career pathways using the interactive Road to Inclusive Career Pathways on the LEAD website; (c) to support economic advancement and financial literacy for youth and adults with disabilities; and (d) to provide up-to-date data to the field on employment and related outcomes for people with disabilities.

Led by Social Policy Research Associates(link is external) and National Disability Institute(link is external), the LEAD Center – known formally as the National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) – brings together a range of organizations, thought leaders, and best-practice innovators to expand policy, employment, leadership, and economic advancement opportunities and outcomes for all people with disabilities.

Webinar: Registered Apprenticeship: Job Seekers with Disabilities Please Apply!
Thursday, December 3, 3:00-4:00 P.M. EDT
Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, mentorship, and a portable credential. For job seekers with disabilities, apprenticeship offers a model that promotes on-the-job learning and program supports that can offer a viable pathway to a well-paying career.

This webinar will offer an introduction to registered apprenticeship. We will share what distinguishes apprenticeships from other types of work-based learning, explore the benefits for all stakeholders, share different models, and highlight promising programs from the field. We’ll be joined by Mitchell Harp and Melissa Stowasser from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC, and Cindy Lennon from Able-Disabled Advocacy in San Diego, CA.

Participants will learn:
*How registered apprenticeship benefits individuals, employers, and programs
*What comprises the essential components of an apprenticeship program
*How to differentiate apprenticeship from other work-based learning models
*How to locate apprenticeship programs available in their region and make referrals
Join us for the webinar:
Registered Apprenticeship: Job Seekers with Disabilities Please Apply!
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:00-4:00 P.M. EDT

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