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DOL Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program Launched Today

Today, the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) launched its Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) Standards Recognition Entities (SREs) online application for entities to get approved by DOL to approve industry-recognized apprenticeship programs. Under DOL’s privatized apprenticeship rule, the department may recognize various types of organizations as SREs, including trade groups, companies, educational institutions, state and local governments, non-profits, unions, joint labor-management organizations, and certification and accreditation organizations. No SREs can certify programs in construction pursuant to language that SWACCA successfully advocated having in the final regulations issued earlier this year.

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