Equipment manufacturers propel mechanics apprenticeships

Sources: Associated Equipment Distributors, AEF Foundation, Schaumburg, Ill.; CP staff The U.S. Department of Labor has approved the AED Foundation (AEDF) as a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) for heavy equipment or truck mechanics and service technicians and diesel engine specialists. The designation allows it to guide Associated Equipment Distributors members as they launch Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

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Agency launches program portal for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) Standards Recognition Entities (SRE) online application is live. Excepting those in construction trades, the program enables organizations to pursue SRE certification, then develop and administer training for paid apprenticeships in manufacturing and other sectors.

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Agency launches Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program portal

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

The Labor Department’s Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) Standards Recognition Entities (SRE) online application portal has gone live. Excepting those in construction trades, the program enables organizations to pursue SRE certification, then develop and administer training for paid apprenticeships in manufacturing and other sectors.

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Apprenticeship program rule respects construction trades’ turf

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; North America’s Building Trades Unions, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

A Labor Department rule effective May 10 establishes a system to advance development of Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) and guidelines for third-party stakeholders to become Standards Recognition Entities (SRE). Candidates for latter include associations, companies, educational institutions, state or local governments, non-profits, unions, joint labor-management organizations, plus professional or industry certification and accreditation bodies. 

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