The US Department of Labor (DOL) has made additional investments to expand its adoption and modernize the DOL’s approach to the registered apprenticeship system. The Urban Institute is now classified as a Registered Apprenticeship Occupations and Standards Center of Excellence.

They will be working on building a “gold standard” infrastructure of occupational skills for registered apprenticeship programs, helping accelerate the expansion of such programs throughout the US. Working with stakeholder partners and coalitions to document occupations and their on-the-job competencies for apprenticeships across a wide array of industries.

Urban researchers will compile data and best practices to create a national compendium of quality-driven occupational standards for registered apprenticeships that addresses employers’ changing needs.

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