The Department of Labor (DOL) today announced the launch of a new digital platform, Apprenticeship.gov, featuring 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 high-skilled, high-paying careers.
The Apprenticeship Finder, a no-cost tool for both employers and 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 new Apprenticeship Finder tool will not only make it easier for career seekers to find apprenticeship opportunities, but 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 high-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,” said Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Today’s launch of Apprenticeship.gov offers the first step in better online resources for apprenticeships across all industries.”
The Apprenticeship.gov site aims to deliver on the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion’s recommendations, 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.