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NASTAD (The National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors)

  • The National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors

    The National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors (NASTAD) is a forum for states and territories that have their own apprenticeship laws that govern Registered Apprenticeship training programs within their state or territory. Nationally, there are 25 states overseeing their own apprenticeship programs and 25 states where Office of Apprenticeship offices are located.

    NASTAD was established to promote and achieve an effective national apprenticeship system and to provide information and support to its members, as well as examples of best practices.

  • NASTAD members recognize the need to:
    • Work together in the adoption of uniform systems for the continuous improvement in the training and welfare of apprentices.
    • Bring into existence cooperative relationships among employers and labor, not only in industries where Registered Apprenticeship exists, but also into new industries where Registered Apprenticeship can expand.
    • Promote Registered Apprenticeship and its expansion as an economic asset to the nation and to all who participate.
    • Work as an equal partner with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship to achieve stability and recognition of the Registered Apprenticeship model.
    • Maintain the most comprehensive brain trust on Registered Apprenticeship issues and to make available to its members the benefits of this wide range of expertise.

    Member states and territories are recognized by the United States Secretary of Labor as the official apprenticeship agency for federal apprenticeship purposes and serve as the registration agency for apprentices and programs. This recognition is detailed in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Part 29.

    Visit the NASTAD Web site.