Training the Total Union Construction ProfessionalBecause Great Skills Matter

Apprenticeships Protected with Executive Order

A program designed to dilute the effectiveness of Union Apprenticeship Programs has been ended by the Biden Administration. The White House stopped the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP), which intended to move much of the supervision of such workforce initiatives to industry groups. The Biden administration was "concerned that the IRAP program creates a redundant apprenticeship program, with duplicate and often inferior systems that compete with the highly successful and longstanding Registered Apprenticeship Program."

Read more about President Biden's action, here: https://www.hrdive.com/news/biden-rescinds-trump-era-industry-apprenticeship-program/595370/

Click here to read how the U.S. Department of Labor is now planning to strengthen registered apprenticeship programs: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20210217