The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the launch of a digital platform, Apprenticeship.gov. This 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 skilled, paying careers.
The Apprenticeship Finder, a tool for 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 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 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,” says U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “The launch of Apprenticeship.gov offers the first step in better online resources for apprenticeships across all industries.”
The Apprenticeship.gov site delivers on recommendations by the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, 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,” says 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 jobs database, the National Labor Exchange (NLx). The Apprenticeship Finder tool displays thousands of apprenticeship opportunities based on NLx data. Following the 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 so they can be included in the Apprenticeship Finder tool. Visit here to learn how to add your apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship is a career pathway where individuals can earn and learn at the same time. Visit apprenticeship.gov to learn more.