Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT’S NEW PROPOSED INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
If so, please review the Department's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM seeks to formally establish a process for organizations to apply to become DOL-recognized Standards Recognition Entities (SREs) of Industry Programs. Once recognized, SREs would work with employers and other entities to establish, recognize, and monitor high-quality Industry Programs that provide apprentices industry-recognized credentials. The proposed rule includes measures and guidelines to facilitate the recognition of these high-quality Industry Programs. The Department also solicits comments regarding how the establishment of Industry Programs can best support the adoption of apprenticeship opportunities in industries lacking such opportunities rather than sectors that have effective and substantially widespread registered apprenticeship programs.