Registered Apprenticeship Program sponsors should foster workplace environments where all apprentices feel safe, welcomed, and treated fairly. Providing required anti-harassment training to apprentices and those who work with them can contribute to the establishment of such an environment.
The apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations require sponsors to provide anti-harassment training to apprentices and other individuals, including mentors/journey-level workers, who regularly work with apprentices. The training may be provided in person or virtually. Whichever way the training is delivered, it must include active participation by trainees. Sponsors must maintain documentation of the anti-harassment training provided.
While sponsors may develop their own training that meets the requirements of the EEO regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship has developed a set of resources that sponsors may customize and use to provide anti-harassment training. Read the Guide to Using the Anti-Harassment Training Program for instructions on using these materials.
- In-person, facilitator-led training: Use the presentation – Unlawful Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs – to deliver the training in person and engage trainees in discussion.
- Online self-directed training: Provide the video – Introduction to Unlawful Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs – to trainees, and then ask them to take the Checking Your Knowledge quiz. Also direct each trainee to review the Complaints Information page.
Sponsors may wish to distribute these documents to appropriate employees to supplement the training:
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