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Employers in the construction sector face complex workforce challenges in an increasingly competitive domestic and global market. Registered Apprenticeship is a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class construction talent in good, quality jobs. In 2023, there were over 340,000 registered apprentices served in the construction industry, a 28 percent increase over the past 5 years.

"Construction Registered Apprenticeship is the gold standard in job training. These quality programs not only get employers the high-skilled labor they need; Registered Apprenticeship also gives people employable and deployable skills to feed their family and maintain their place or achieve their place in the middle class. These programs ensure the quality of construction and the safety and security of the construction workforce, strengthening every community across the country where these workers reside and are needed. These programs help recruit, train and retain workers through progressive wage increases; apprentice-to-journeyworker ratios that promote safety; quality assurance assessments by the government; uniform standards; mandatory safety training; instructor eligibility requirements; and transparency requirements. It’s the most proven career pipeline for tomorrow’s more diverse and equitable workforce."

Sean McGarvey, NABTU President

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