The availability analysis looks at the racial, sex, and ethnic breakdown of qualified individuals available for apprenticeship in the sponsor’s recruitment area. Individuals are considered qualified if they meet the basic requirements for enrollment in the apprenticeship program. Registration Agencies work closely with each sponsor during regular compliance reviews to develop and conduct an availability analysis.
When determining availability, sponsors only need to look at two factors for each major occupation group in their apprenticeship program:
1. The percentage of individuals who are eligible for enrollment in the apprenticeship program within the sponsor’s relevant recruitment area – broken down by race, sex, and ethnicity; and
2. The percentage of the sponsor’s employees who are eligible for enrollment in the apprenticeship program – broken down by race, sex, and ethnicity.