DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
Two interns and their mentor work on a house

Photo by North State Building Industry Foundation.

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidelines on July 27 for the creation of industry-led apprenticeship programs.

The order is a step toward implementing President Trump’s executive order Expanding Apprenticeships in America that was issued last year.

Workforce development has been an important priority for the White House. Last week, Trump signed an executive order that establishes the National Council for the American Worker, which will develop a national strategy for training and retraining workers for high-demand industries. As part of this initiative, NAHB and its workforce development arm, the Home Builders Institute, pledged to train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for careers in the residential construction industry.

The training and employment notice issued by DOL provides information that certifiers will be expected to have in place to establish standards, institute certification intervals determined by industries, evaluate and certify programs focused on outcomes and process, report results, and maintain records.

Organizations will be able to seek a determination from DOL that their apprenticeship certification practices meet these criteria and ensure that certified programs provide apprentices with a career pathway.

View DOL’s press release.

For more information, contact Alexis Moch at 800-368-5242 x8407.

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