Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship programs are on the rise due to employer demand and proven results. In June 2017 an Executive Order called for the nationwide expansion of apprenticeship programs to be led by the Department of Labor (DOL).

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Become an Apprentice

Become an Apprentice If you're eager for a high-skilled, high-paying career, check out the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Finder as well as the Apprenti website to get started. If you're eager for a high-skilled, high-paying career, the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Finder can match you with employers seeking to build and train a qualified workforce. [...]


Podcast: How to Create a Global Apprenticeship Program

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 13. Neil Milliken, global head of accessibility and inclusion at Atos, discusses how apprenticeship programs are helping Atos quickly bring in new and more diverse talent with the in-demand accessible technology skills they need. This podcast is developed in partnership with as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations [...]

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Podcast: Apprenticeships and Employing People With Disabilities

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 12. Jennifer Carlson, Executive Director of Apprenti, discusses how their program works with employers to quickly fill STEM positions with new and more diverse talent through inclusive apprenticeships. This podcast is developed in partnership with as part of PEAT’s Future of Work series, which works to start conversations around how emerging workplace technology trends are impacting people [...]

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Podcast: Cisco’s Inclusive Hiring Program

Future of Work Podcast, Episode 1. Pat Romzek discusses Cisco’s Project Life Changer, an inclusive hiring program focused on hiring and retaining employees who have disabilities. What started out as a volunteer pilot program is now helping to transform the hiring and employment programs at Cisco. This podcast is developed in partnership with as part of PEAT’s Future of [...]

Why Apprenticeship?

In the tech industry, the investment that drives innovation is talent. Today, more and more tech companies are discovering a proven strategy for building a highly skilled workforce to grow and to thrive: apprenticeship programs. […]


Play 7: Activate, enable, and train stakeholders

Play 7: Activate, enable, and train stakeholders After your Hub has prepared to engage with your stakeholder community, it’s time to activate, enable, and train the internal and external stakeholders who will make your initiative come to life.  Again, there will be challenges to integrating Equitable AI into the fabric of your organization. By having [...]


The Accessible Technology Skills Gap

The Accessible Technology Skills Gap In December 2017 PEAT hosted an in-person meeting of our Think Tank to explore key issues related to accessible workplace technology in rich facilitated discussions and working groups throughout the day. The 63 participants represented the diverse perspectives of employers, technology developers, universities, and tech users with disabilities. The top five organization [...]


Policy & Workforce Development

Policy and Workforce Development The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is double the rate of people without disabilities. Check out our latest research and resources to close that gap. How is the Department of Justice Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility? Explore 175 settlement addressing how the ADA [...]


2019 PEAT Think Tank Summary Report

On January 17, the PEAT Think Tank held an in-person meeting with leadership from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Based on an in-depth analysis of insights gathered at the meeting, PEAT has distilled a set of potential action steps that PEAT, DOL, and other organizations can use to prioritize [...]

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The Virtual Workplace: PEAT Priorities and Next Steps

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the concept of the “workplace.” Many people have rapidly shifted to working remotely, though essential jobs do remain in-person. This recent change brings both opportunities and challenges, and they are heightened for people with disabilities (PWD) who can only engage virtually if their technology is accessible. […]

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Exploring Tangible Pathways for XR Accessibility at the 2019 W3C Workshop

Lately, the PEAT team has met many people across industry and academia who are enthusiastically driving a new wave of (XR) technologies. This community’s commitment to accessible and inclusive XR solutions is essential, and we were excited to join a recent workshop in Seattle, Washington exploring these issues in depth. Hosted by the World Wide Web [...]


Accessibility Rising at CES 2019

As the global stage for innovations in emerging technology, CES always helps shape PEAT’s focus on the Future of Work. Organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), this year’s show did not disappoint. By prioritizing accessibility here and now, CES highlighted how next-generation technology can transform the workforce and make it more inclusive for people with [...]

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PEAT Talks Transcript: Neurodiversity & Workplace Technology

Introduction   Welcome to PEAT Talks, the virtual speaker series from the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology. On the Thursday of every month, PEAT Talks shows various organizations and individuals whose work and innovations are advancing technology in the workplace. My name is Corinne Weible. I'm the deputy director for PEAT, and I'll be hosting [...]


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