Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program

WHAT IS AN INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?

An Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) builds on a customizable model of apprenticeship. An IRAP is a program  that has been recognized by a proven industry Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) as being high quality.

 

Continue to explore Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs or click here to learn about Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

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IRAP NPRM

This proposed rule outlines the process to become a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) that sets standards for training, structure, and curricula for IRAPs.

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Create your account and start your application to become an IRAP Standards Recognition Entity.

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UPDATED TEN

On June 25, 2019, a revised Training and Employment Notice (TEN) was published with information on the policies and procedures SREs are expected to have in place to establish standards-setting and recognition processes and to evaluate and recognize apprenticeship programs as high quality.

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What are the components of an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program?

  • Paid Work
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Mentorship
  • Educational & Instructional Component
  • Industry-Recognized Credential 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM STANDARDS RECOGNITION ENTITY?

The U.S. Department of Labor will release an application form associated with its revised TEN that interested entities can submit to the Department. Among other things, this form will require applicants to describe their policies and procedures for developing and validating standards of high-quality IRAPs.

CONNECT WITH AN APPRENTICESHIP REPRESENTATIVE

Are you seeking more information or need help getting started? Visit our Contact Us page, select Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program Assistance as the Topic, and we'll help connect you to an apprenticeship representative to address your needs.

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