Apprenticeships offer a great way for people to explore career options and establish a path to stable employment. But, their benefits extend to employers as well, who can use them to attract future talent to their organizations and industries.
To ensure this talent pool is inclusive of all qualified candidates, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on increasing the representation of people with disabilities and other historically under-represented groups in apprenticeship programs.
Employers and other stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the NPRM on or before January 20, 2016 — and to assist you in translating the proposed changes, the Employer TA Center has prepared a helpful summary and policy brief. It synopsizes the key provisions in the NPRM applicable to all protected groups; and provides a summary of the NPRM from a disability perspective.