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Equal Employment Opportunity Webinars


The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship has conducted several live webinars on apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). These training sessions are a component of the department’s technical assistance strategy to support apprenticeship sponsors in meeting the apprenticeship EEO regulations, which were updated in 2016.

With a focus on sponsor requirements under the EEO regulations, these presentations are available to be viewed at any time – to enhance your knowledge or as a refresher on specific tools and resources. Simply click on the link for any webinar you wish to view. Please refer back to this page periodically, as additional webinars will be added after their initial presentation date.

2019 Webinars

Best Practices for Encouraging Disability Self-Identification by Apprentices

May 1, 2019

This webinar offers information on the value of apprentices and applicants for apprenticeship voluntarily indicating if they have a disability, and how sponsors can overcome concerns apprentices may have about furnishing this information. Guest presenters include experts from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.

Apprenticeship EEO Regulations: Implementation of Disability Self-Identification and Affirmative Action Programs

January 15, 2019

View this webinar to learn more about the disability self-identification process for apprentices and applicants for apprenticeship. The voluntary disability self-identification process is one of the provisions of the apprenticeship equal employment opportunity regulations that phased-in on January 18, 2019. Using a structured question and answer format, the webinar presenters also describe the online resources available to assist sponsors with this process.

2018 Webinars

Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations for Apprenticeship: Final Phase-in of Requirements

September 14, 2018

Effective January 18, 2019, most Registered Apprenticeship sponsors with five or more apprentices are required to implement an affirmative action program, including a written affirmative action plan. This webinar focuses on several components of affirmative action plans, including setting an aspirational goal that 7% of a sponsor’s apprenticeship workforce consist of qualified individuals with disabilities; engaging in targeted outreach and recruitment; and conducting an annual review of personnel practices to ensure the program is free from discrimination.


Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations for Apprenticeships: Demographic Utilization Analyses

August 9, 2018

A key element of Registered Apprenticeship sponsors' affirmative action programs is the analysis of the apprenticeship program's workforce demographics relative to the demographics of the available workforce in the program's recruitment area. These concepts are explained in depth and an online tool to simplify the analysis is also introduced in this webinar.


Apprentice Outreach: Strategies and Tools for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

July 10, 2018

There are specific steps all Registered Apprenticeship sponsors must take to ensure their outreach and recruitment efforts reach all available, qualified candidates. In this webinar, sponsors discuss their successful efforts to diversify their apprenticeship programs, and the Office of Apprenticeship introduces a new online tool to simplify the universal outreach and recruitment process.


New Self-Identification Disability Requirements for Apprenticeship Programs

June 21, 2018

This webinar provides information on when and how to invite current apprentices and apprenticeship applicants to self-identify as having a disability. The invitation process is quite simple and must be implemented by Registered Apprenticeship sponsors with five or more apprentices by January 18, 2019. The webinar describes the experience of federal contractors, for whom the process has been in place for four years.


2017 Webinars

Identifying Discrimination: Information for Apprenticeship Sponsors

November 2, 2017

This webinar focuses on how sponsors can promote a workplace that is free from discrimination. The major areas addressed include: an overview of protected characteristics; a general understanding of actions that may be discriminatory; the types of evidence that may show discrimination; and the types of evidence that show discrimination did not occur.


New Apprenticeship EEO Requirements Effective July 17, 2017: Resources for Apprenticeship Sponsors

August 14, 2017

Watch this webinar for an outline of apprenticeship sponsors' key EEO responsibilities that went into effect on July 17, 2017. The webinar addresses assigning EEO responsibility within the organization; disseminating equal employment opportunity policy; engaging in inclusive outreach when recruiting new apprentices; and maintaining an environment free from harassment, including providing anti-harassment training.


The New Apprenticeship EEO Regulations and Their Impact on State Apprenticeship Agencies

April 18, 2017

This webinar provides stakeholders with an overview of the updated EEO regulations and the timeline for implementation, with an emphasis on the steps State Apprenticeship Agencies will need to take to come into compliance.


Apprenticeship EEO Regulations Rollout

January 12, 2017

View this webinar for an overview of the provisions in the updated apprenticeship EEO regulations, a sponsor-focused discussion on the value of a diverse workforce, and the Office of Apprenticeship's technical assistance plan and resources to help Registered Apprenticeship sponsors meet the regulations.