Federal law has protected workers from discrimination on the basis of sex for more than 50 years. The apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations also prohibit sponsors from discriminating on the basis of sex (including pregnancy or gender identity) and require sponsors to take proactive steps to ensure equal employment opportunity. Despite the law and regulation, traditional views about the role of women have served as a significant barrier to women’s entry and advancement in apprenticeship. Apprenticeship programs have an obligation to provide workplace environments where both women and men can thrive.

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