Sharing Your Equal Opportunity Policy

scale with even weightThe program sponsor must inform all applicants for apprenticeship, apprentices, and other people connected with the administration or operation of the RAP of their commitment to EEO and their affirmative action obligations. The sponsor must also require that individuals running the apprenticeship program help the sponsor meet all of its obligations for nondiscrimination and affirmative action. At a minimum, a sponsor must:

  • Publish an equal opportunity pledge within the program’s written plan and in crucial publications, such as apprentice and employee handbooks, policy manuals, newsletters, etc.
  • Post an equal opportunity pledge on bulletin boards, including through electronic media, so that it is accessible to all apprentices and applicants for apprenticeship; Learn how to obtain your own EEO Pledge poster.
  • Conduct orientation and regular information sessions for people running the apprenticeship program and working with apprentices, including journey workers and the full apprenticeship program cohort; these sessions inform and remind them of the sponsor’s EEO policy and provide anti-harassment training.
  • Maintain records necessary to demonstrate compliance with these requirements and make them available to the Registration Agency upon request. In maintaining these records, sponsors must be able to identify the race, sex, ethnicity and—when known—disability status of each apprentice and, where possible, for each applicant.

Apprenti logoApprenti is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.

We celebrate and consider every applicant without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, socio-economic status, veteran status, religion, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Apprenti encourages and embraces diverse perspectives and knowledge to attract, grow, and retain talent — strengthening the tech ecosystem nationwide.

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Sponsors may collect disability status information by encouraging apprentices and applicants to voluntarily self-identify. The 2016 EEO regulations for apprenticeship specify that sponsors must collect and maintain the following:

  • Records on apprentice selection, including applications and bases for selection or rejection
  • Information on the operation of the program, including job assignments, promotion, demotion, termination, rates of pay, and all other terms and conditions of the program
  • Documents showing that the sponsor is complying with its EEO obligations, such as those records related to the sponsor’s universal outreach efforts and anti-harassment training
  • Records relevant to any EEO complaints that are filed
  • Requests for reasonable accommodations