The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform and improve the public workforce system by strengthening the skill upgrading opportunities offered to customers of the workforce system.

Known career pathways and industry competency models help workforce professionals guide customers to the right training.

               Apprenticeship: Earn While you Learn - BLS Article from Occupational Outlook Quarterly Summer 2013

Building Registered Apprenticeships: A Quick Start Toolkit

This toolkit provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program, from exploring the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to ultimately launching a new program. 

Please use this toolkit to:  

  1. Explore apprenticeship as a strategy to meet your needs for skilled workers
  2. Partner with key players in your region to develop an apprenticeship

  3. Build the core components of your apprenticeship program

  4. Register your program to become part of the national Registered Apprenticeship network

  5. Launch your new Registered Apprenticeship.

                    Funding Available: The YouthBuild Grant

Apprenticeship Guide for YouthBuild Programs

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship and the Division of Youth Services collaborated to produce this Apprenticeship Guide for YouthBuild Programs, which seeks to increase apprenticeship opportunities for graduates of DOL’s YouthBuild programs.

           Secretary Solis’ Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship to Meet at DOL

American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI)

In January, 2015, Secretary of Labor Tom E. Perez announced the availability of $100 million in grants to help more workers participate in apprenticeships, and provide support for public-private partnerships that promote the expansion of quality and innovative Registered Apprenticeship programs.

                 Registered Apprenticeship celebrates its 75th Anniversary!          


                             Registered Apprenticeship 101