Join leaders in business, labor, education, and other partners across the U.S. next week by demonstrating your support for apprenticeship. National Apprenticeship Week is November 12-18, 2018. Learn more about apprenticeship opportunities in your community, and the nation, by checking out these resources.
- The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the launch of Apprenticeship.gov, an innovative web portal that features an Apprenticeship Finder that connects career seekers looking for high-skilled, high-paying careers with employers investing in their workforce through apprenticeship. LEARN MORE
- The U.S. Department of Labor has developed a number of resources for organizations interested in learning about industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs). These programs were established by President Trump’s Executive Order “Expanding Apprenticeships in America.” A Training and Employment Notice was issued on July 27, 2018, to create the framework for the programs. On September 20, 2018, the Department of Labor began soliciting public comments on the IRAP accreditation application. Comments can be submitted via email to IRAP.PRA@dol.gov by November 19, 2018, to be considered. LEARN MORE
- The U.S. Department of Labor issued a $150 million funding opportunity announcement on Scaling Apprenticeships Through Sector-Based Approaches. The closing date for applications was October 16, 2018 and announcements regarding grant recipients are forthcoming. LEARN MORE
- The President’s National Council for the American Worker and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, both established by an Executive Order on July 19, will recommend strategies for training and retraining American workers – including the use of apprenticeships. LEARN MORE
- The Office of Apprenticeship recently launched a new site with resources on creating and growing high school apprenticeship programs. Learn more about how these programs engage students in work and learning. LEARN MORE