Introduction to Affirmative Action Programs for Registered Apprenticeships
This self-paced, online training course walks you through an assessment of whether your program should develop an Affirmative Action Program, and connects you with the tools needed to implement a successful AAP. This is the second course in the series.
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This self-paced, online training course walks through the steps of creating an Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and how it relates to Registered Apprenticeship (RA). This training will help identify whether or not the sponsor could benefit from an AAP, and how to implement it. In addition, this course provides existing online resources and tools.
This course is led by Donna Lenhoff, a lawyer and policy developer with nearly 40 years' experience working for progressive employment law and policy before and within the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of federal and state government.
This course provides an overview of how an AAP can encourage and promote equal opportunity among RA applicants by implementing policies, practices, procedures, and self-assessment.
Why is this Course Important
It is through an AAP that the sponsor can ensure that all qualified applicants receive an equal opportunity for recruitment, selection, advancement, and retention. These components are sponsors’ tools for detecting, diagnosing, and correcting barriers to equal opportunity for women, people of color, and other marginalized groups.
What You Will Learn From this Course
- What an AAP is
- Self-assessment to learn whether your program should develop an AAP
- When your program has to develop its AAP
- What the specific components of an AAP are
- The tools that are available to help
Who Should Take this Course
- Youth and adult apprenticeship programs that have registered with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) or a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA).
- Youth and adult apprenticeship programs that have not registered with OA or an SAA but are thinking about doing so.
- Employers, nonprofits, high schools, community colleges, and others thinking about setting up an apprenticeship program and whether it should be registered with OA or an SAA (a RAP).
Course requires a free registration.
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Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number / work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.