To ensure that apprenticeship opportunities are available to all workers, apprenticeship expansion efforts in the U.S. must be built on a commitment to equity and inclusion. When underrepresented populations participate and succeed in Registered Apprenticeship Programs, employers reach a larger and more diverse workforce pipeline and all workers have access to new career pathways through apprenticeships.


Apprenticeship Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Resources

The following pages offer program examples, tools, outreach materials, and other resources for expanding apprenticeship for these populations:

Supportive services are often critical to helping apprentices complete their programs. Training and Employment Notice No. 12-21, Practitioners Guide to Supportive Services contains links to many supportive services that can help. 


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in Apprenticeship

The U.S. Department of Labor’s EEO regulations outline the responsibilities for sponsors of Registered Apprenticeship Programs and the steps they can take to promote diversity in their programs.