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ETA Publishes Pre-Apprenticeship Program Definition and Quality Framework; Promotes Tools and Products to Improve the Program
Dec 5, 2012

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published Training and Employment Notice (TEN) 12-13. The TEN informs the public workforce system about the pre-apprenticeship program definition and quality framework, as well as promote tools and materials to improve the consistency and quality of pre-apprenticeship programs.

To develop a definition and quality framework for pre-apprenticeship, ETA sought public input by hosting three listening sessions with key stakeholders in the apprenticeship and workforce communities and an online listening session (webinar) with the general public. In addition, ETA engaged the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) in the development of recommendations which the ACA approved for submission to the Department at its May 2011 meeting. The Department has accepted these recommendations and this TEN formally announces the definition and quality framework for pre-apprenticeship.

The TEN specifically addresses:

  • Pre-apprenticeship Definition and Quality Framework
  • Elements in a Quality Pre-apprenticeship Program
  • Workforce System Partnerships with Quality Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship Programs
  • Technical Assistance and Resource Materials

States are requested to widely disseminate this information to local area to build a broader understanding of pre-apprenticeship programs and this critical connection to Registered Apprenticeship programs. ETA will continue to develop and disseminate information to promote partnerships of the American Job Center network with quality pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs.