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Labor Department apprenticeship rule exempts construction programs

IRAPS are recognized by a third-party entity under standards established by the department in the new rule. Through these programs, individuals will be able to obtain workplace-relevant training and progressively advancing skills that result in an industry-recognized credential while getting paid for their work.

An IRAP is developed or operated by entities such as trade and industry groups, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, unions and joint labor-management organizations. They are seen as a way to help alleviate the labor shortage in new industry sectors and occupations that don’t traditionally have apprenticeships.

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