The U.S Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Apprenticeship administers the program nationally. With the creation of the AOA, Alabama will be taking over the administration of registered apprenticeships in the state. As registration agencies, the AOA and USDOL are responsible for:

  • Registering apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state standards
  • Protecting the safety and welfare of apprentice
  • Issuing nationally recognized and portable Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship to apprentices
  • Promoting the development of new programs through marketing and technical assistance
  • Assuring that all programs provide high quality training
  • Assuring that all programs produce skilled and competent workers

In addition, a wide variety of stakeholders exist, including state organizations, industry associations, educational organizations (both secondary and post-secondary), workforce development organizations, economic development organizations, community-based organizations, and others. These stakeholders have a substantial interest in the success of Registered Apprenticeship