Issuance of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

Announcement – Issuance of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

On December 14, 2023, the Department transmitted to the Office of the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled National Apprenticeship System Enhancements (Regulatory Identifier Number 1205-AC13), which would update the regulations at 29 CFR part 29 addressing labor standards of apprenticeship and the governance of the National Apprenticeship System. The NPRM also proposes to make technical and conforming adjustments to the current text of 29 CFR part 30 (governing equal employment opportunity in apprenticeships) as appropriate.

Summary of the NPRM

The Department of Labor (Department) issued this proposed rule to revise the regulation governing registered apprenticeship and the National Apprenticeship System by enhancing worker protections and equity, improving the quality of registered apprenticeship programs, revising the State governance provisions, and strengthening the link between post-secondary education and registered apprenticeship through the establishment of registered career and technical education apprenticeships. This proposed rule bolsters the capacity of the National Apprenticeship System to respond to evolving employer needs while ensuring that registered apprenticeships provide workers with equitable pathways to good jobs. 

Press Release

The U.S. Department of Labor on December 14, 2023, announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to enhance the National Apprenticeship System by modernizing regulations for Registered Apprenticeships.


Webinar – An Overview of the Proposed Rulemaking on National Apprenticeship System Enhancements

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