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Registered Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries


As partners of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Office of Apprenticeship (OA), Registered Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries are integral stakeholders in the effort to expand the number of Registered Apprenticeship opportunities across industries throughout the U.S. These partners increase awareness through industry outreach, connect employers and labor organizations with workforce and education partners, and provide technical assistance to launch and expand Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs. Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries are also tasked with helping apprenticeship sponsors refine recruiting, hiring, and retention strategies to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in Registered Apprenticeship programs.


  • Rapid Registered Program Development and Implementation Support
    • Outreach to employers, unions, and others to promote the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship and provide technical assistance to launch and sustain RA programs
    • Implement industry-driven strategies to expand Registered Apprenticeship opportunities across growing sectors
    • Offer expertise to build RA programs that help workers meet industry skill needs
    • Develop curriculum, related instruction outlines, and competency-based RA program models
    • Increase awareness of the apprenticeship model among secondary and post-secondary educators and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
  • Technical Assistance and Partnership Building
    • Assist employers in developing high quality Registered Apprenticeship standards for new programs, and subject-matter-expertise on apprentice recruitment strategies
    • Leverage partnerships and other resources that help bring employers together to build a talent pipeline that helps growing sectors stay competitive in today’s global economy
    • Assist employers and partners offset the costs of developing, launching, and sustaining RA programs
  • Support a Diverse and Inclusive Apprenticeship Pipeline
    • Provide guidance on strategies and best practices, such as linkages with pre-apprenticeship and the provision of critical support services, that lead to that lead to successful placement and retention in Registered Apprenticeship opportunities, particularly for underrepresented populations
    • Provide technical assistance on how Registered Apprenticeship can be a critical tool to help organizations meet their DEIA goals, as well as ensuring that new sponsors understand their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements and obligations

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Check out contracts from recent years relating to industry intermediaries:

Open Opportunities


Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Programs through Industry Intermediaries

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Active Grants Contracts


Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Programs through Industry Intermediaries Services

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Past Grants Contracts


Industry Intermediaries to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs

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Learn more about the USDOL’s Registered Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries and get help connecting with these and additional partners in your area: