OFCCP Weekly Review: May 2021 # 2 | DirectEmployers Association
Tuesday May 4, 2021: The Apprenticeship Advisory Committee is back – and is looking for new members
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issued a Note of intention to restore the Learning Advisory Committee (ACA) Charter and request for appointment of members.
Why? President Biden led the reinstatement.
For the full scoop, check out our WIR 02/17/21: “The Biden administration is withdrawing apprenticeship programs designed by the industry to roll back apprenticeships to registered apprenticeship programs supported by the union. ” There is currently no active charter for ACA, as the previous ACA charter expired on December 19, 2018. Additionally, if you would like further details, you should contact Candee Chambers and / or Shannon Offord to DE since they were members of the previous council. Apprenticeship Committee.
ACA will consist of a range of 27 to 30 voting members, appointed for one- and two-year terms, to represent workers, employers and the public, including:
- Employers or industry associations
- Trade union or union-management organizations
- Members of the public who represent any of the following:
State learning agencies / boards; National or local workforce development councils; community organizations; vocational and technical schools or local educational agencies; post-secondary education and training providers; providers of industry-recognized credentials; learning intermediaries; or young active or recently graduated apprentices (aged 16 to 24).
The committee will focus on the construction of Registered learning programs and, in particular, the expansion learning in fast growing industries and sectors such as clean energy, technology and healthcare. Equal opportunities and diversity are also essential elements.
“The Learning Advisory Committee will bring together experts to develop recommendations for an inclusive learning agenda that promotes equity for all participants,” said US Secretary at Work Marty Walsh. “Apprenticeships provide well-paying jobs and a path to the middle class. The committee will help us ensure that those seeking an apprenticeship reflect the great diversity that has always been America’s strength. “
Interested persons may submit ACA nominations, including relevant attachments, to [email protected] (and please specify in the subject line, “Appointments for the Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (ACA).” The deadline for nominations is June 3, 2021.