Tuesday, May 4, 2021: The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships is Back – and Seeks New Members
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a Notice of Intent To Reestablish the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) Charter and Request for Member Nominations.
Why? President Biden directed the reinstatement.
For the full scoop, see our WIR 2/17/21: “Biden Administration Pulls Back on Industry Designed Apprenticeship Programs to Drive Apprenticeships Back to Union-Supported Registered Apprenticeship Programs.” There is currently no active charter for the ACA as the previous ACA charter expired on December 19, 2018. Also, if you want some additional details, you should contact Candee Chambers and/or Shannon Offord at DE since they were Members of the previous Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.
The ACA will consist of a range of 27-30 voting members, appointed to one- and two-year terms, to represent labor, employers, and the public, including:
- Employers or Industry Associations
- Labor or Joint Labor-Management Organizations
- Members of the Public that represent one of the following:
State apprenticeship agencies/councils; State or local workforce development boards; community-based organizations; career and technical education schools, or local educational Agencies; postsecondary education and training providers; providers of industry-recognized credentials; apprenticeship intermediaries; or active or recently completed youth apprentices (age 16-24).
The Committee will focus on building up the Registered Apprenticeship Programs and, in particular, expanding apprenticeships into fast-growing industries and sectors like clean energy, technology, and healthcare. Equal opportunity and diversity are also vital components.
“The Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship will bring experts together to develop recommendations for an inclusive apprenticeship program that promotes equity for all participants,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “Apprenticeships offer good-paying jobs and a path to the middle class. The Committee will help us ensure that people seeking apprenticeship reflect the broad diversity that has always made America strong.”
Interested persons may submit ACA nominations, including relevant attachments, to AdvisoryCommitteeonApprenticeship@dol.gov (and please specify in the email subject line, “Nominations for Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA).” The deadline for nominations is June 3, 2021.