DOL Ending Business-Led Apprenticeship Model

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) this week proposed to rescind the Trump-era regulation that allowed employers to create their own versions of registered apprenticeship programs, called Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

According to HR Dive, DOL under the Biden administration said it no longer “considers it appropriate or necessary to create an additional apprenticeship model.” IRAP supporters said the new model would open affordable education opportunities to more workers. 11/16/2021