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Navigating and Building the National Apprenticeship System

Please share your experiences navigating the apprenticeship system including any barriers or challenges you encountered. How can DOL best support the different national, state and local entities within the apprenticeship system in their efforts to work together? How can DOL best ensure the success of apprenticeship programs?

Number of Ideas: 81
Defining High-Quality Apprenticeship Programs

Please share your ideas on the characteristics of a high-quality apprenticeship program. What factors should DOL consider when assessing the quality of an apprenticeship program? Provide examples of any exemplary local and/or national apprenticeship programs that demonstrate a commitment to high-quality programming.

Number of Ideas: 19
Pre-Apprenticeship and Youth Apprenticeship

Please share your experiences with pre-apprenticeship and/or youth apprenticeship. How can these programs be utilized to support an individual's career goals? What role can pre-apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs play in the expansion and diversification of all apprenticeships? How can they be used to build a pipeline to apprenticeship?

Number of Ideas: 24
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Best Practices

Please share your ideas on how apprenticeship programs can be used to support diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the workforce. What strategies and policies can be utilized to expand inclusion and increase access in registered apprenticeship for historically under represented populations?

Number of Ideas: 22
Voice of the Apprentice

Please share your ideas on how to modernize, diversify, expand, and strengthen the Registered Apprenticeship system. How can apprentice feedback be incorporated into program design and improvements? What resources are needed to ensure a successful apprenticeship? How can DOL help spread the word about apprenticeships?

Number of Ideas: 8
Modernizing to Meet the Needs of New and Emerging Industries

Please share your ideas to make apprenticeships adaptable to industry needs while preserving quality. How can DOL build a National Apprenticeship System that is responsive to the diverse needs of industry, while leveraging the flexibility of the model to benefit both businesses and workers?

Number of Ideas: 21

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy ePolicyWorks Online Dialogues

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), ePolicyWorks is a web-based approach to policymaking that engages citizens and stakeholders in new and innovative ways. The initiative leverages the latest technology in crowdsourcing to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities through real-time collaboration and communication around key issues. It reflects a change in how stakeholders connect and collaborate with the Federal Government and each other, thereby increasing the efficiency of the policymaking process.

Since 2013, ePolicyWorks has hosted online dialogues to engage stakeholders and enable the government to gather the public's input on key policy issues related to the employment of people with disabilities. ePolicyWorks works to promote positive, lasting change through effective public policy and advance America's promise of equal employment opportunity for all citizens.

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