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Have you a served in the military and now looking to start an exciting new career?

The Federal Government has made available a number of resources to assist service members and veterans into high-skill, good paying jobs in Registered Apprenticeship.

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JobCorps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS or(800) 733-5627 where an operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet.



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by joint employer and labor groups, individual employers, and/or employer associations.

Office of Apprenticeship (OA) registers apprenticeship programs and apprentices in 23 States and assists and oversees State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) which perform these functions in 27 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Government’s role is to, first, safeguard the welfare of apprentices, second, ensure the quality and equality of access of apprenticeship programs, and third, provide integrated employment and training information to sponsors and the local employment and training community.

ELIGIBILITY: Employer applicants include employers or an association of employers with or without the participation of labor unions. Individual applicants for apprenticeship programs must be at least 16 years old and meet the program sponsor’s qualifications. Generally, applicants must satisfy the sponsor that they have the ability, aptitude, and education to master the rudiments of the occupation and complete the related instruction required in the program.

ESTABLISHING AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Prospective employers work with OA or SAA field representatives to develop a set of apprenticeship training standards which include the on-the-job training outline, related classroom instruction curriculum and the apprenticeship program operating procedures. The program will be registered if it meets Federal requirements.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit, write, or call the local Job Service Office, the nearest OA or SAA office (listed in the blue pages of the telephone directory), or employer or union engaged in the trade you want to enter.



The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers free expert confidential assistance on workplace adaptations and disability employment concerns.  JAN provides employers with the necessary resources on how to capitalize on the value and talent of people with disabilities. JAN also increases the employability people with disabilities in the workplace.

Those who can benefit from JAN’s services include private employers, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families. JAN represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available serving customers across the US and around the world from fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs.

JAN for more than 25 years is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) whose trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations.

Visit the Job Accommodation Network online for more questions if you are an employer or if you are a person with disabilities needing guidance receiving employment.

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To develop and influence disability employment-related policies and practices the ODEP sponsors other research and technical assistance resources:

EARN: Employer Assistance and Resources Network provides resources to help employers hire, recruit, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities. To learn more about EARN visit them online

NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Our partners — experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development — strive to ensure you will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available.


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