DORS: Helping Marylanders With Disabilities Go To Work
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Senior Policy Advisor, Nathan Cunningham
Since the Middle Ages, apprentices have trained in a trade or profession by working under a certified expert. To this day, apprenticeships offer people opportunities to work, earn a wage, and learn a skilled trade, all at the same time.
DORS has worked with its Maryland workforce partners, including the Maryland Department of Labor, since 2017 to improve apprenticeship opportunities for Marylanders with disabilities.
In 2022, DORS expanded and rejuvenated its Apprenticeship Services to help Marylanders with disabilities to pursue apprenticeships and navigate the complex apprenticeship application process.