Apprenticeship: A Path to Sustainable Skilled Careers

This study will examine trends and innovations such as disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) and apprenticeships that are driving increased employment rates for persons with disabilities. Though not new innovations in general, people with disabilities have not typically been included in these policies and their resulting programs.

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Nanette Goodman, Nick Canfield and Michael Morris
The Build Back Better Act (H.R 5376) includes $5 billion to create and expand apprenticeship programs. This historic investment comes on the heels of over $950 million of federal grants targeted for this purpose in the last five years and a growing commitment among federal agencies, state governments, local policy makers, and employers to expand apprenticeship opportunities.

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