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17.201 Registered Apprenticeship
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
National Apprenticeship Act of 1937, as amended, Public
Law 75-308, 50 Stat. 664, 57 Stat. 518, 29 U.S.C. 50, 50a, 50b.
To stimulate and assist industry in the development,
expansion, and improvement of registered apprenticeship and other training
programs designed to provide the skilled workers required by the employers in
the U.S. To facilitate the integration of employers, labor organizations and
other entities as partners in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). To ensure
equal employment opportunities in registered apprenticeship and other training
programs. To ensure quality of all new and existing training and registered
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Under the newly designated Office of Apprenticeship
Training, Employer and Labor Service (OATELS), the Bureau of Apprenticeship
and Training (BAT) registers apprentices and apprenticeship training programs
in 23 States and Guam and other Pacific Islands. It also provides technical
assistance and works closely with State Apprenticeship Councils (SACs) in the
remaining 27 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin
Islands, which register apprentices and programs in accordance with Federal
standards. The wage rates of apprentices in registered programs (Federal and
State) are exempt from the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act
and the Service Contract Act. BAT encourages the application of its training
standards in apprenticeship agreements. It also brings employers and labor
organizations together to formulate registered apprenticeship training
programs which meet these standards and cooperates with the Department of
Education on the related (theoretical) instruction aspects of registered
apprenticeship programs. BAT provides information on existing and recommended
standards of training in registered apprenticeship as well as on other types
of industrial skill improvement programs. Special efforts are being made to
increase the number of women and minority apprentices and to introduce the
apprenticeship concept of training into new industries and occupations. The
Federal Committee on Registered Apprenticeship, representing employers, labor,
vocational education, and others with an interest in skill training, advises
the Secretary of Labor on apprenticeship and training issues.
Employers. A group of employers, or an association of employers, or individual
employers with or without in each case the participation of a labor union.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Individuals applying for acceptance into an apprenticeship training program
must be at least 16 years old and must satisfy the apprenticeship program
sponsor that they have sufficient ability, aptitude, and education to master
the rudiments of the trade/occupation and to satisfactorily complete the
related theoretical instruction required in the program.
Along with the completed application form, each prospective apprentice may be
required by the sponsor to submit a transcript of school subjects and grades,
proof of age, honorable military discharge (if applicable) and high school
diploma or equivalency certificate (if applicable). References from all
previous employers may be required.
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Prospective program sponsors must meet with a BAT or SAC field representative,
as appropriate, to draw up a set of apprenticeship training program standards.
These include the age and educational background of apprentices, a schedule of
the work processes and related theoretical instruction subjects to be covered
during the training program. The program will be registered if it meets
Federal requirements covering (a) the apprenticeability of the occupation(s)
and (b) the suitability of the training standards for providing apprentices
with sufficient knowledge to become skilled workers.
Award Procedure: Not
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Appeals: BAT refusal to
register programs and BAT deregistration of existing programs may be appealed
to the Secretary of Labor as provided in Title 29 CFR Part 29.
Renewals: Not applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: The program sponsor
reports new apprentice registrations, suspensions, cancellations, completions,
and program status to the BAT field representative.
Audits: Not applicable.
selection records showing compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements
set out in 29 CFR Part 30 are required to be kept for 5 years.
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 01 $22,242,000; FY 02 est $22,534,000; and FY 03
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
At the end of Fiscal Year 2000, over 360,511
apprentices, including the military, received training in over 37,800
registered programs; approximately 129,232 new apprentices were registered. A
total of 7 percent of the apprentices were women and 27.0 percent were
minorities. It is estimated that approximately 367,700 apprentices will
receive training during fiscal year 2001, and over 375,000 in fiscal year
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Further information concerning the program may be found
in 29 CFR 29: "Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship
Programs"; 29 CFR 30: "Equal Employment Opportunity in
Apprenticeship and Training"; "Registered Apprenticeships - High
Wage Career Opportunities in the 21st Century@; Registered CD-ROM
Apprenticeship"; the Internet World Wide Web Home Page: http://www.doleta.gov/atels_bat.
Regional or Local Office:
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Regional or Local individuals are encouraged to communicate with the Regional Directors of the Office of Apprenticeship (OA), as appropriate. The Regional Directors are the following: Region I (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virgin Islands), Ms. Jill A. Houser, Boston Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, JFK Federal Building, 15 New Sudbury Street, Room E 370, Boston, MA 02203, Telephone (617) 788-0177, FAX (617) 788-0304, E-mail: email@example.com; Region II (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), Mr. Thomas J. Bydlon, Philadelphia Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 170 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 820-East, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Telephone (215) 861-4830, FAX (215) 861-4833, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Region III (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee), Mr. Garfield G. Garner, Jr., Atlanta Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Room 6T71, Atlanta, GA 30303, Telephone (404) 302-5478, FAX (404) 302-5479, E-mail: garner. email@example.com; Region IV (Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), Mr. Steven D. Opitz, Dallas Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, Federal Building, 525 S. Griffin Street, Room 317-L, Dallas, TX 75202, Telephone (972) 850-4681, FAX (972) 850-4688, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin), Mr. Dean Guido, Chicago Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, Federal Building, 230 South Dearborn Street, Room 656, Chicago, IL 60604, Telephone (312) 596-5500, FAX (312) 596-5501, E-Mail: email@example.com; Region VI (Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington), Patricia Garcia, San Francisco Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 90 Seventh St., Suite 17-100, San Francisco, CA 94103,Telephone (415) 625-2232, FAX (415) 625-2235, E-Mail: Garcia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexander Jordan 200 Constitution Ave., NW, C-5311, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 , Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: email@example.com Phone: 202-693-3748 Fax: 202-693-3799
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: