About Us

Who are the hosts of this online dialogue?

The U.S. Department of Labor's mission is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

The Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor contributes to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems. The Administration also promotes apprenticeship programs and opportunities. Learn more by visiting its Apprenticeship page and its Office of Workforce Investment page.

The Office of Apprenticeship within the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration provides technical assistance and support to Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program sponsors, answers questions about the apprenticeship model, guides partners on each phase of developing a program, connects businesses to training providers and advises partners on available funding sources to support apprenticeships. Learn more about the office by reading its fact sheet. For more information about RA, review statistics from FY21.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. Its vision is a world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities.

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service at the U.S. Department of Labor is focused on enabling all veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses to reach their full potential in the workplace. The Service prepares America's veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses for meaningful careers; provides them with employment resources and expertise; protects their employment rights; and promotes their employment opportunities.

The Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

What are the ePolicyWorks Online Dialogues?

Launched by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the ePolicyWorks initiative was developed to engage stakeholders, build relationships and inform the U.S. Department or Labor’s policymaking efforts. Brought to you through the use of leading-edge crowdsourcing tools, these online dialogues are interactive platforms of collaboration. They enable ODEP to work with their partners to enlist the public's input on key policy issues. To learn more about past dialogues, visit the ePolicyWorks Online Dialogue Library.

How do I participate in this dialogue?

To participate in the Advancing the National Apprenticeship System Online Dialogue, please click Register Now or Log In. If you have any questions or require any technical assistance please contact: ePolicyWorks@dol.gov.