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Where Are You? Enter your location in the chat window (lower left of screen) 1 October 3, 2019 Career Pathways Drives Inclusive Apprenticeship Aligning Apprenticeship Ecosystems with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Your Presenters: Carolyn Jones Senior Policy Advisor U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Youth Policy Team Angela McDaniel Diversity and Inclusion Lead U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Office of Apprenticeship

3 Your Presenters: Patrick Mannix Chief of Staff U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Mike Qualter Deputy Administrator U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Office of Apprenticeship

4 Your Presenters: Megan Baird Division Chief U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Office of Apprenticeship Gabrielle Aponte-Henkel Program Analyst U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration

Office of Apprenticeship 5 Your Presenters: Scott Michael Robertson Policy Advisor U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Employment-Related Supports Policy Team 6 Todays Objectives:

Discuss and provide an overview of the Department of Labors (DOL) apprenticeship and inclusive work-based learning investments Define the mission and vison of ODEP and its commitment to developing inclusive employment polices and practices 7 Todays Objectives:

Discuss ODEPs Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) Initiative and how it is preparing job seekers for the future of work Define accessible technology, and describe how inclusive apprenticeship can facilitate careers in accessible technology fields 8 Welcome from

Patrick Mannix Chief of Staff U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy 9 About the Office of Disability Employment Policy ODEP is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with

disabilities. http://www.dol.gov/odep/ 10 2019 NDEAM Poster 11 Remarks from Mike Qualter Deputy Administrator U.S. Department of Labor

Employment & Training Administration Office of Apprenticeship 12 Agency Priority Goal (APG) Enroll 1 million new apprentices 2021, to enable more Americans to obtain jobs that pay a familysustaining wage through high quality earn-andlearn opportunities. 13 Employment and Training Administrations Apprenticeship Goals Promote and expand apprenticeship

New sectors Modernize apprenticeship processes Expand access to youth apprenticeship Align with Federal and State Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Systems 14 Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 15 Investments in

Apprenticeship and Related Work-Based Learning Megan Baird 16 US DOL Apprenticeship Investment Framework Partners CORE ELEMENTS OF APPRENTICESHIP GRANTS AND

INVESTMENTS (On the Job Learning, Classroom Instruction, Industry Credentials, Other) Employers and Industry NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE (IT, Marketing, Other)

EMPLOYER/INDUSTRY OUTREACH (Intermediaries, Direct Industry Engagement) Apprentices 17 DOL Apprenticeship Investment Framework: Elements and Industry Outreach Core Elements:

Competency Based Occupational Frameworks Streamlined Boilerplates Curriculum Clearinghouse EEO Tools and Resources Employer/Industry Outreach: Industry Intermediaries Business Engagement Efforts Expanded Customer Relations Other 18 Apprenticeship Investment Framework:

Core Elements and Industry Outreach Grants and Investments: National Infrastructure: Grants to States Apprenticeship.gov H-1B Investments (Youth/ Pre-Apprenticeship Supports) Standards Builder AACC Partnership

Equity Intermediaries Partner Finder National Marketing Campaign including National Apprenticeship Week National Convenings and Events Policy Development and Support 19

FY18 Apprenticeship Investments $145 million in Appropriated Funds for Apprenticeship State Apprenticeship Grants ($75M) Youth Apprenticeship Contracts ($7.7M) Expanding Community College Apprenticeships ($19.9M) Expansion and Modernization Efforts ($41.7M) Apprenticeship Expansion and Modernization Fund Contracts Industry & Equity Contracts Other modernization projects Other Apprenticeship Investments Scaling Apprenticeship Grants ($183M) WANTO grants ($1.5M)

20 FY19 Apprenticeship Investments $160 million funds appropriated funds for Apprenticeship Funding opportunities not yet announced Other Apprenticeship Investments: $100 million Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap Funding Opportunity announcement closed on September 24, 2019 Visit https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/ for more information

21 Career Pathways and Inclusive Apprenticeship: Cross-Sector Collaboration Carolyn Jones 22 Career Pathways Framework 34 CFR 463.34

(WIOA) and 20 USC 1091(d)(2) (HEA) 23 Defining Apprenticeship: A Proven Workforce Solution Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, highquality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

24 5 Components of Apprenticeship Apprenticeships are jobs! On-the-job learning in the work setting Job-related classroom training Learning with the help of a mentor Industry-recognized and nationally portable credential

25 Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) Demonstration Project (2018-2020) Focus: Working-age youth and adults (16-64) with disabilities to expand access: Occupational skills training Credential attainment Job placement and retention 500 job seekers 26

Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) Demonstration Project (2018-2020) Approach: Research, test, and evaluate innovative pilot models High-growth, in-demand industries/sectors, IT, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing Connectivity to supportive services 27 The AIM Pilots: Amazon, IMT

Pilot Site Focus, Approach, and Expected Outcomes Amazon (Apprenti) Vet-Focused (Registered Apprenticeship) Improve understanding of the transitional process for Veterans re-entering the workplace in IT, including software development Broaden supportive services to address the needs

of Veterans with disabilities Create protocols to ensure inclusive work environments for PWD Build a more diverse pipeline in advanced manufacturing Create an online portfolio that assesses readiness for the IMT apprenticeship so that potential apprentices have their own personalized portfolio that documents prior learning in key competencies Integrate portfolio into pre-apprenticeship programs Industrial

Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program (JFF) All Disabilities (Pre-Apprenticeship) 28 The AIM Pilots: Microsoft, H-CAP Pilot Site Focus, Approach, and Expected Outcomes

Microsoft (Apprenti) Autism Focused (Registered Apprenticeship) Review existing services for supporting workers with disabilities Explore best practices and opportunities within existing training efforts for individuals on the Autism spectrum Support youth with disabilities in developing competitive skills in IT

Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP) Autism Focused (Registered Apprenticeship, Pre-Apprenticeship) Research and design occupational fit and career mapping resources for PWD pursuing careers in healthcare via apprenticeship Engage a employer coalition to identify ways to

improve the hiring pipeline for PWDs Document experiences from initial healthcare apprenticeship pilots serving people on the Autism spectrum 29 AIM Pilot Site Locations H-CAP TBD: currently targeting California,

New York, and Pennsylvania Microsoft Redmond, WA IMT Minneapolis, MN St. Paul, MN

Milwaukee, WI Amazon Seattle, WA Umatilla, OR Irvine, CA Austin, TX Dallas, TX

Chicago, IL Atlanta, GA Sterling, VA Herndon, VA Reston, VA Richmond, VA

Charlotte, NC 30 DOL-Funded Apprenticeship Programs and Promising Practices Gabrielle Aponte-Henkel 31 3 Key Facets of Inclusive Apprenticeship 1. Apprenticeship Programs Funded by DOL

2. Promising Practices for Recruiting Persons with Disabilities For Apprenticeship 3. Encouraging Apprentices to Self-Identify as Disabled 32 Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board: Apprenticeship Program Funded by OA The Valley 2 Virginia (V2V) Registered Apprenticeship Initiative (V2V) offers a manufacturing technician pre-apprenticeship training program for people with disabilities.

Over the course of 16 weeks, apprentices learn entry-level manufacturing skills and workplace behavioral skills to prepare them for specialized apprenticeship programs with employers across the state. Apprentices receive hands-on training, creating a bridge to employment for those with disabilities https://vcwvalley.com/ 33 MCS: Apprenticeship Program Funded by OA MCS (Managed Career Solutions):

Offers special programs and services for: Veterans and eligible spouses; individuals with limited English proficiency; homeless; individuals at risk of homeless; persons with disabilities; transgender or gender non-conforming individuals; seniors (55+); disconnected youth (18-24); and individuals with previous justice-involvement. Provides auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities. https://www.mcscalifornia.com/mission-vision/ 34 Able-Disabled Advocacy: Apprenticeship Program Funded by OA

A-DA provides: Assistance with recruitment of qualified applicants who want to work Free technical assistance regarding accommodations and the use of assistive technology Information on tax credits available to employers Employer incentives for on-the-job training https://www.able2work.org/ 35 The 7% Disability Utilization Goal

To promote inclusion of more individuals with disabilities in apprenticeship programs, DOL has set an aspirational goal that 7% of a programs apprenticeship workforce consist of qualified individuals with disabilities. This goal is a benchmark not a quota or mandatory level to be reached. https://www.doleta.gov/oa/eeo/pdf/EEO-FactSheet.pdf 36 Promising Practices for Recruiting Persons with Disabilities For Apprenticeship

Connect with a Business Services Representative at local CareerOneStop to get help with recruiting, hiring, and/or training employees, including people with disabilities who are ready and willing to work. https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/local-help.aspx Reach out to local Workforce Development Board via local CareerOneStop. The public workforce development system can help Apprenticeship programs find skilled workers, including those with disabilities. 37 Promising Practices for Recruiting Persons with Disabilities For

Apprenticeship Get in touch with local organizations to recruit qualified people with disabilities. For example, a State Vocational Rehabilitation agency: https://askjan.org/concerns/State-Vocational-Rehabilitation-Agencies. cfm?cssearch=1906401_1 Connect with a states Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. These state offices work to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to promote public awareness of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities Collaborate with local school boards and vocational education systems to develop and establish relationships with preapprenticeship programs targeting students with disabilities 38

Encouraging Apprentices to Self-Identify as Individuals with Disabilities Post positions on online disability-affiliated job boards Partner with local agencies and service providers who assist jobseekers with disabilities (i.e., state vocational rehabilitation offices, communitybased providers and American Job Centers) Tap into local colleges and universities to recruit college interns or graduates with disabilities Include an invitation to individuals with disabilities to apply as part of a standard equal employment opportunity statements in recruitment materials 39

Encouraging Apprentices to Self-Identify: Disability Disclosure Form Voluntary Disability Disclosure Form OMB No. 1205-0223 Expires: 01/31/2020 Please check one of the boxes below: YES, I HAVE A DISABILITY (or previously had a disability) NO, I DONT HAVE A DISABILITY I DONT WISH TO ANSWER Your name: ______________________________

Date: ___________________________________ 40 Encouraging Apprentices to Self-Identify: Links to Resources DOLs voluntary disability disclosure form: https://www.doleta.gov/oa/eeo/tools/docs/Disabili ty_Disclosure_form-671_20180823_Final.pdf Disability Inclusion Starts With You video: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/SelfIdVideo.html 41

Accessible Technology and Inclusive Apprenticeship Scott Michael Robertson 42 Define of Accessible Technology Accessible technology is technology that can be used successfully by people with a wide range of functional abilities. When technology is accessible, each user is able to interact with it in ways that work best for him or her. Accessible technology is either directly accessible, meaning

it is usable without any additional devices, or it is accessible through and compatible with assistive technology (AT). 43 Online Applications Present Barriers for Job Seekers with Disabilities Snapshot of barriers to applying to jobs online 44 PEATs Tools Enhance Accessible Workplace Technology

Partnership for Employment & Accessible Technology: http://www.peatworks.org Snapshot of PEAT website PEAT Tools: TechCheck: Benchmarks accessible technology TalentWorks: Accessible eRecruiting Buy IT: Accessibility infused in the procurement cycle Future Trends: Trends in social recruiting, live videos, wearables, and applied cognitive technologies 45

Accessible Technology Drives Inclusive Apprenticeship Opportunities Instructional technology access Universal Design for Learning Access to Learning management software and software for classroom projects and assignments Workplace technology access Universal Design of products and systems Access to work training and management systems, as well as software for design, development, etc. Accessibility of technology that cuts across settings

(e.g., office software for docs, spreadsheets, etc.) 46 Apprenticeship in the Tech Sector Major shortage of IT skill and talent growth despite high demand By 2020, the technology industry will have 1 million more computing jobs than applicants who can fill them2 Technology companies increasingly value additional pathways to complement college sourcing Apprenticeship offers a strong pipeline for

technology companies to leverage top talent 47 PEATs Work in Apprenticeship Collaboration with apprenticeship business intermediary organizations (e.g., Apprenti, WTIA, etc.) 2 main focuses for apprenticeship: Including people with disabilities in apprenticeships in the technology industry Fostering professional development in accessible technology skills for technology professionals Think Tank 2017 recommendations on apprenticeship

to promote accessible technology skills 48 ODEPs FutureWorks Initiative New $1.2 million initiative launched by ODEP in late July 3 Focus Areas: Accessibility Workplace Technology and PEAT, including the portal at http://www.peatworks.org Automated Vehicles and Transportation Technology Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, etc. Key alignment with ODEPs engagement in efforts to

enhance inclusive apprenticeship opportunities Connection to administration priorities, such as the impact of artificial intelligence on work and the economy 49 Support for Autism and Neurodiversity in Inclusive Apprenticeship Spotlight on a neurological developmental disability with a prevalence of 1-2% among children, youth, and adults Autism CARES Act of 2019 Expanded prioritization on lifespan research and supports Addition of DOL to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Natural fit with on-the-job training and related classroom learning associated with inclusive apprenticeship Prior DOL funding for autism and work-based learning: Managing the Talent Pipeline in Health Information program (American Apprenticeship program; $4M; autism track) Next Step Job Training and Employment Partnership (Tech Hire program; $4M; goal of 450 participants on the autism spectrum in healthcare and IT fields in the grant proposal) 50 Next Steps Angela McDaniel

51 Opportunities to Engage with Apprenticeship Opportunities FedBizOpps.GOV (moving to beta.SAM.gov November 8, 2019) Grants.gov Apprenticeship.gov Continue to Communicate with the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Office of Apprenticeship 52

Resources Apprenticeship and Related Resources 53 Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) Resources AIM project highlights the newly created e-newsletter, COP, and resource library. Find summaries and links to apprenticeships, inclusive work-based learning, training, and other related work-based materials for workforce practitioners. https://www.spra.com/aim/

54 Apprenticeship Videos and Toolkit #ApprenticeshipWorks Video Series: Video series featuring youth apprentices with and without disabilities and their employer sponsors Apprenticeship Toolkit: Tool to help establish apprenticeship programs and support employer engagement for young adults with disabilities dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/Apprenticeship.htm

55 Business 30-Second Trainings: Recruitment and Hiring Strategies Why should I hire a person with a disability? How can I find qualified employment candidates with disabilities? What questions can I ask when interviewing an applicant with a disability? What is a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and how can it help me? Where can I find common myths and facts about Employers and the ADA? https://dei.workforcegps.org/resources/2017/12/06/13/59/Business_30-Sec ond_Trainings_Recruitment_and_Hiring_Strategies 56

Autism Resources for Employment ODEPs Topic Resources Webpage on Autism and Employment: https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Autism.htm JANs Informational Resources on Autism: Accommodation and Compliance Series on Autism: https://askjan.org/disabilities/Autism-Spectrum.cfm?cssearch=19095 20_1 Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers on the Autism Spectrum: 57 Any

Questions? Enter your questions in the chat window (lower left of screen) 58 Contact Information: Carolyn Jones Senior Policy Advisor ODEP [email protected] Scott Michael Robertson, PhD

Policy Advisor ODEP [email protected] Contact Information: Megan Baird Division Chief ETA, Office of Apprenticeship [email protected] Angela McDaniel Diversity and Inclusion Lead ETA, Office of Apprenticeship

[email protected] Gabrielle Aponte Henkel Program Analyst ETA, Office of Apprenticeship [email protected] 61

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