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Apprenticeship is a growing strategy for connecting more workers with the skills they need to get jobs. At the U.S. Department of Labor, Registered Apprenticeship programs are a proven solution for employers, giving them the tools they need to recruit, train, and retain skilled workers. By combining a job with on-the-job learning and credential attainment, Registered Apprenticeship works.

Registered Apprenticeships are also available in a wide range of occupations, including traditional fields like construction and high-growth, nontraditional fields like healthcare and information technology. DOL is committed to apprenticeship and awarded $175 million as part of the American Apprenticeship Grants to expand apprenticeships and make them available to more workers and employers.

ODEP’s efforts in apprenticeship promote inclusive program models that fulfill employer needs by attracting a diverse array of candidates, including people with disabilities. ODEP seeks to promote this inclusion by influencing national and state policies and providing effective practices.

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