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TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO. 02-07


Status: Active

Subject:
Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship as a Workforce Development Strategy for the Workforce Investment System

Purpose:
The purpose of this Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) is to provide information and resources to support the use of Registered Apprenticeship by the workforce investment system as an effective approach to building a skilled and competitive workforce in regional economies.

The 21st century economy demands a workforce with postsecondary education credentials, and the adaptability to respond immediately to changing economic and business needs. The public workforce system is playing a leadership role in meeting these demands by catalyzing the implementation of innovative talent development and lifelong learning strategies that will enable American workers to advance their skills and remain competitive in the global economy. Registered Apprenticeship, a critical postsecondary education, training, and employment option available in every state in the country, is an important component of these talent development strategies. Registered Apprenticeship is business- and industry-driven, with more than 29,000 programs impacting 250,000 employers and almost 450,000 apprentices —predominantly in high-growth industries that face critical skilled worker shortages now and in the foreseeable future. Full collaboration between the publicly funded workforce investment system and Registered Apprenticeship leverages each system’s strengths to maximize the benefits in the context of regional talent development strategies.

This TEGL provides information, examples, and policy guidance to support the full integration of Registered Apprenticeship into workforce system activities. The document is one of a number of products that the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is releasing to assist regions in developing Workforce Investment Act and apprenticeship efforts that are mutually supportive.

To:
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS AND STAFF
ALL LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS AND STAFF
ALL BUSINESS RELATIONS GROUP STATE LIAISONS
ALL STATE RAPID RESPONSE COORDINATORS
OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP FIELD TECHNICIANS
OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP STATE AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS
STATE APPRENTICESHIP DIRECTORS
From:
EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
Assistant Secretary
Employment and Training Administration
Date:
July 12, 2007
Expiration Date:
Continuing

Rescissions:    None

Contact:  Direct all questions to the appropriate Regional Office.

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