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Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities by Increasing Access to Apprenticeship Opportunities

December 1, 2008 Publication
Reports
White Papers

This white paper provides an overview of the apprenticeship system in the United States, explores current trends in apprenticeship, examines opportunities specifically for youth, particularly youth with disabilities. In addition it identifies obstacles to expanding participation of youth with disabilities and provides strategies for addressing these obstacles. The methodology used to develop this paper involved: 1) extensive literature research; 2) consultation and interviews with Federal and state apprenticeship representatives; and 3) interviews with others who are familiar with apprenticeship, operate apprenticeship programs, or represent youth programs that potentially feed into registered apprenticeship.

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