This press release was originally issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on August 30, 2018 regarding the launch of Apprenticeship.gov and DirectEmployers’ participation in the job data and launch.
New Site Will Feature an Apprenticeship Finder Tool and Other Resources
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of a new digital platform, Apprenticeship.gov. This innovative web portal features an Apprenticeship Finder tool that offers career seekers a platform to search for apprenticeships by city, state and occupation, as well as connects job seekers to high-skilled, high-paying careers.
The Apprenticeship Finder, a no-cost tool to employers or career seekers, is addressing a need shared by employers who are looking to promote their apprenticeship opportunities and career seekers searching to access them. The new Apprenticeship Finder tool will not only make it easier for career seekers to find apprenticeship opportunities, it will also help employers promote apprenticeships across new or nontraditional industries where apprenticeships may be less common.
This effort supports President Trump’s Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America by improving access to apprenticeship opportunities that enable more Americans to obtain relevant skills and high-paying jobs.
“President Trump’s Administration is working to ensure the American workforce has the skills to succeed and the opportunities to secure family-sustaining careers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Today’s launch of Apprenticeship.gov offers the first step in better online resources for apprenticeships across all industries.”
The Apprenticeship.gov site delivers on the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion’s recommendations, which identified the need to “compile apprenticeship information in a single, online, centralized website.” The website will connect career seekers, employers, and educators on a single, online platform.
“Apprenticeship.gov is an exciting new resource to connect career seekers looking for long-term careers with employers investing in their workforce,” said John Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship.
The Department collaborated with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and DirectEmployers to create the Apprenticeship Finder tool using their resource that collects and distributes national job content, the National Labor Exchange (NLx). The Apprenticeship Finder tool currently displays thousands of apprenticeship opportunities based on NLx data. Following today’s launch, Apprenticeship.gov will have weekly updates and additional resources in the months to come.
The Department encourages apprenticeship sponsors to add their job listings to the NLx at no cost, so they can be included in the Apprenticeship Finder tool. Visit https://www.apprenticeship.gov/why-apprenticeship#step1 to learn how to add your apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship is a career pathway where individuals can earn and learn at the same time. Visit https://www.apprenticeship.gov to learn more.