Generally, it should not. If journeyworkers are eligible for enrollment in the apprenticeship program, those workers should be included within the sponsor’s availability analysis. However, currently employed journeyworkers should not be included in the sponsor’s workforce analysis.
Should a sponsor include journeyworkers who mentor apprentices in its analyses?
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Yes. The Registration Agency will provide significant technical assistance during compliance reviews to help sponsors conduct their availability and utilization analyses. An automated tool has been developed for staff to use in helping sponsors conduct the analyses. The Demographic Analysis Tool simplifies the process, by using the most recent Census data on all workers in the civilian labor force (persons working and those looking for work) to perform the availability analyses. The tool also allows staff and sponsors to easily identify where the program is underutilizing women or ethnic/racial minorities.Read More
The regulations do not require utilization analyses or goal calculations for older workers or veterans.Read More
If the sponsor recruits separately for discrete locations, each training location will conduct its own utilization analysis and, with the assistance of Registration Agency staff, will identify the appropriate recruitment area for those locations. If the program recruits nationally for a centralized training location, the program will conduct the analysis using national-level Census data. Registration Agency staff will be trained to assist sponsors in conducting analyses using Census data, as well as the Demographic Analysis Tool.Read More