What happens if an apprenticeship program does not achieve its utilization goals?

Equal Employment Opportunity

If the Registration Agency determines that a sponsor is not meeting its goals, the Registration Agency will work with that sponsor to identify potential problem areas in the program and develop corrective, action-oriented strategies, and the sponsor will engage in more targeted outreach, recruitment, and retention activities to correct any impediments to equal opportunity in the apprenticeship program.

Inability to achieve utilization goals will not, in and of itself, result in any enforcement actions or sanctions.  A sponsor’s compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity regulations will be determined based upon the sponsor’s good faith efforts to eliminate impediments to Equal Employment Opportunity and not on whether or not it has met its goals.  The Registration Agency will look at the totality of the sponsor’s affirmative action efforts to determine if it is in compliance with its affirmative action obligations.

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