Building Skills, Expanding Opportunity
November 8-14th is National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community.
Join the Celebration
- Explore materials and tips to help you plan and promote your event to participate in NAW.
- Are you hosting an event to celebrate NAW? Register your event to add it to the NAW map.
- Find out how you can issue a proclamation and have it appear on the NAW map.
#ApprenticeshipWorks for Tech
Apprenticeship programs are on the rise due to employer demand and proven results. PEAT is working with partners to build bridges between high-growth industries and inclusive apprenticeship programs to help create career opportunities for people with disabilities.
Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of building inclusive apprenticeship pathways for people with disabilities.
Why Apprenticeship Programs?
The tech industry is primed for apprenticeship success given the current scarcity of computer engineers. Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs can help companies quickly bring new and more diverse talent into the workplace. The IT apprenticeship program Apprenti has found that 84% of their tech apprentice applicants come from untapped talent pools—including people with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities. Read more about the benefits apprenticeship programs offer.
Apprenticeship Pilot Models (AIM)
Apprenticeship Inclusion Model (AIM) is an initiative sponsored by DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to develop and test innovative inclusion strategies in apprenticeship programs for people with disabilities.
As part of this work, AIM is hosting a broader Community of Practice for interested practitioners and stakeholders to use and contribute to the resource library and learning community. Interested parties and organizations can join by filling out this form.
Apprenti provides a proven, reliable pipeline for underrepresented groups such as people with disabilities, minorities, women and veterans to gain training, certification, and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry. Through our innovative selection, certification and hiring process, we are bridging the talent gap and meeting the demands of the tech industry’s growing workforce.
Select PEAT partners already using apprenticeship programs: