Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) Demonstration Project

DOL awarded a two-year, $1.9 million contract from September 2018 through December 2020 to a partnership between ODEP, Social Policy Research Associates, Wheelhouse Group, and Jobs for the Future (JFF). The Apprenticeship Inclusion Models (AIM) demonstration project focused on exploring strategies for making apprenticeship more accessible to youth and adults with disabilities in high-demand, well-paying careers by developing and testing new recruitment and retention strategies with employers, unions, and apprenticeship programs. Organizations in the pilot projects [PDF] included Amazon, Microsoft, the Healthcare Career Advancement Program, and the Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship program. A series of five policy and practices briefs, along with various free resources, were developed during the two-year investment to supporting scaling apprenticeships.

AIM Briefs

AIM Resources

The AIM project published resources focused on capacity building, implementation tools, and inclusive policies and practices to scale recruitment, retention, and engagement efforts for youth and adults with disabilities to support inclusive apprenticeship. The free resources below are sorted alphabetically:

Other Sources on Apprenticeships

For more information on inclusive apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships, please visit: