Apprenticeship Resources

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Apprenticeships are some of the oldest job training programs. These programs  provide work-based training, classroom instruction, and mentorship. They provide a competitive wage with a career path. Apprenticeships use to focus on trades like construction and manufacturing. Now apprenticeships have spread into the fields of healthcare, information technology, transportation, and energy production.

Apprenticeships are a great alternative to college or employment directly after high school. For some individuals, post-secondary education may not be a good option; but without additional training, it is difficult to have a successful career. Apprenticeships allow people to pursue specialized training with a path to a good job 

The resources below provide information about available programs, creating new apprenticeships, benefits for apprentices, and ways to find programs.

Apprenticeship Approaches

Waiter with Down Syndrome working in the kitchen of a restaurant Find the Apprenticeship That’s Right for You
This page includes resources includes current nationwide apprenticeships with search option by position and location match.

Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative
The Right Turn program addresses barriers that prevent young adults who have past involvement with the justice system from pursuing employment. 

Youth Apprenticeship: A Hopeful Approach for Improving Outcomes for Baltimore Youth
This paper shows the success that apprenticeships have had on improving school and career outcomes for at-risk youth.

CareerOneStop’s Video Collection
This video collection provides information on careers, industries, skills, abilities, work options, and education levels.

Planning for Youth Apprenticeship: A CALENDAR for Participants Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship
This calendar outlines a way to start career development and work-based learning opportunities.

Apprenticeship Program Development

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Apprenticeship.gov
This website provides employers with models of apprenticeships, benefits of developing apprenticeships, and information on posting apprenticeship opportunities online. 

Action Planning Guide: Ten Steps to Success 
This guide outlines a 10-step process to create a youth apprenticeship program.

Action Planning Guide: Ten Steps to Success 
This toolkit connects students to career experts, builds job skills, and provides information on creating apprenticeship programs.

Inclusive Apprenticeships Information

Young man with Down Syndrome taking paperwork from a nurse in a health clinicNeed Tech Talent? Think Apprenticeships
This site discusses efforts to expand apprenticeship programs, with a focus on connecting technology industries.

Apprenticeship Works Video Series
This video series showcases people with and without disabilities in apprenticeships and shows how they help job seekers and businesses.

Apprenticeship Works for Inclusion: A Guide to Helping People with Disabilities Explore Inclusive Career Paths
This guide introduces educators/service providers to the benefits and opportunities of inclusive apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Works for Business: A Guide to Building Inclusive Workplaces
This guide introduces employers to the benefits and opportunities of inclusive apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Works for You: A Guide for Individuals Exploring Inclusive Career Paths
This Guide introduce young people with disabilities to the benefits and opportunities of inclusive apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Toolkit: Youth with Disabilities Entering the Workplace through Apprenticeship
This toolkit provides information and resources for young adults and service providers on registered apprenticeship .