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FGA Applauds Transformative Apprenticeships Rule

Naples, FL – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule that will help expand apprenticeships in the United States, allowing more Americans the opportunity to learn valuable skills and prepare for the workforce through Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).

“This rule empowers employers to usher in a new era of American innovation and talent in the workforce. This expansion of apprenticeships is historic—at a time with a near record number of open jobs, we need to empower workers in every way we can,” said Robin Walker, senior director of federal affairs at FGA. “IRAPs offer proven pathways to work, giving enrollees the hands-on experience needed to excel in their chosen field while earning higher paychecks.”


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