Zach Boren, Felecia Hart, Edison Freire, Rhonda Basha, Nathan Cunningham
The US Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program provides a unique, flexible training system that combines job related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. This “Earn and Learn” training model is highly active in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, but it is also instrumental in the training and development of emerging industries such as healthcare, energy, and information technology. While the RA system has been used to meet the needs of America’s skilled work force for over 75 years, Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) have not typically benefitted from the program.
This one hour webinar provides an introduction to the RA program and feature presentations by staff from the US DOL and the Office for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), which released a report in 2015 related to increasing the number of PWDs entering RA programs. Information on locating and accessing RA programs in your state/area will be shared. For more information about the program: https://www.doleta.gov/oa/apprenticeship.cfm
Download the Powerpoint presentation: RA 101: Registered Apprenticeships for VR Professionals Powerpoint (PDF)
All ExploreVR webinars are live captioned: RA 101: Registered Apprenticeships for VR Professionals Transcript (WORD)
For more information about Registered Apprenticeships, read, The Basics of Registered Apprenticeships
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The JD-VRTAC is a national center housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The center and its webinars are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education under grant #H264A140002.