DOL Opens Up Industry-Run Apprenticeships

​The Trump administration’s goal to create a separate channel of employer-managed apprenticeships is set to be a reality.The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule Mar. 11 establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) to exist alongside the current DOL-regulated system.The rule, which goes into effect May 11, outlines the process by which third parties, known as Standards Recognition Entities (SREs), will evaluate and recognize IRAPs.The release of the rule comes 3