The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship on Jan. 12, 2023, focused on youth apprenticeship and finalizing the priorities for the upcoming year. Specific agenda items include remarks from ETA leadership and other apprenticeship stakeholders, a youth apprenticeship panel, insights regarding youth apprenticeship site visits, subcommittee reports regarding the “Strategic Framework” and “Year Two Focus,” and public comments. The ACA provides advice and recommendations on ways to better utilize the apprenticeship training model to provide equitable career pathways that advance the dignity of work and emphasize three strategic areas: the expansion, modernization and diversification of the National Apprenticeship model; the expansion of apprenticeships into new industries and sectors, including, but not limited to, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, information technology and health care; and equitable access for all workers to participate and succeed in the National Apprenticeship system.

The meeting will be held on Jan. 12, 2023, at 9 a.m. MT and will be available both in-person and remotely as follows: in-person at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, located at 1445 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202; through WebEx using event password Welcome!24; and by phone at (877) 465 – 7975 using access code 2760 372 1954. Those interested in attending in-person and/or intending to speak during the meeting must have emailed by Dec. 28, 2022. There is no requirement to RSVP to participate by WebEx or phone. Written comments were due by Dec. 28, 2022.