USDOL Registered Apprenticeships have an advantage over non-registered programs and benefit job seekers and employers as follows:
- National Credential – Registered Apprenticeship graduates receive a national, industry-recognized credential that is portable and stackable.
- Quality Standards – Registration means the program meets national and independent standards for quality and rigor. Registration tells prospective employees, customers and suppliers a business invests in its workforce and believes employees are its most important asset.
- High Quality and Safe Working Conditions – Emphasis on program safety may reduce worker compensation costs.
- Technical Assistance and Support – Businesses that register their apprenticeship programs with USDOL receive access to a nationwide network of expertise, customer service and support at no charge for program sponsors.
- Tax Credits – In some states, businesses qualify for state-based tax credits related to apprenticeship programs. Employers may also be able to claim some expenses for training as a federal tax credit.
- Federal Resources – Businesses and apprentices can access funding and other resources from many federal programs to help support their Registered Apprenticeship programs, including Pell Grants and the GI Bill.
Contact Bill Kober, (208) 321-2973 or (208) 703-3782 for more information.
– Idaho Department of Labor