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Anti-Harassment Resources for Apprenticeship Programs.

The U.S. Department of Labor released final regulations that updates Apprenticeship programs nondiscrimination requirements. As part of the regulations, a sponsor of an apprenticeship program must develop and implement procedures to ensure its apprentices are not harassed because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information or disability and the program is free from intimidation and retaliation.  

To accomplish this task, apprenticeship programs need to provide anti-harassment training to all individuals connected with the administration and operation of the program, including all journeyworkers and contractors who regularly work with apprentices.  The training must be in-person or through an interactive webinar.  Just providing a handout will not meet this training requirement.

To aid apprenticeship programs with their anti-harassment training, the Department of Labor released a web page with Anti-Harassment Resources.  The resources include a video, PowerPoint presentation and web-based quiz.  You may find the web page here

You may use these resources when providing your in-person training at your apprenticeship program.

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