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There have been reports of phone calls made from a Department of Labor phone number (202-693-2700) soliciting personal information and/or promising funds to those receiving the calls. These calls were not authorized by the Department of Labor. ETA and the Department of Labor do not and will not solicit Personally Identifiable Information, such as your Social Security number, or other personal information, over the phone. If you receive a call like this from a number that looks like an ETA phone number, consider it a spam call, hang up, and report the call to the US Department of Labor at 1-855-522-6748.

For more information about how to recognize spam calls, please reference the IRS site about recognizing these imposter calls: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

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Program Standards

The following are some of the characteristics of the basic standards under Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 29.5:
  • full and fair opportunity to apply for apprenticeship;
  • a schedule of work processes in which an apprentice is to receive training and experience on the job;
  • the program includes organized instruction designed to provide apprentices with knowledge in technical subjects related to their trade (e.g., a minimum of 144 hours per year is normally considered necessary);
  • a progressively increasing schedule of wages;
  • proper supervision of on-the-job training with adequate facilities to train apprentices;
  • apprentice's progress, both in job performances and related instruction is evaluated periodically and appropriate records are maintained;
  • no discrimination in any phase of selection, employment, or training.