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Registered Apprenticeship sponsors* are required to take steps to foster workplace environments where all apprentices feel safe, welcomed, and treated fairly. Toward that end, the apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations require sponsors to provide anti-harassment training to apprentices and other individuals who work regularly with their apprentices. This resource page contains links to an Anti-Harassment Training Program and other materials that sponsors can use to help meet that obligation.
Learn more about sponsors' obligation to provide anti-harassment training in the
Frequently Asked Questions.
* This page is designed to provide guidance to apprenticeship sponsors registered with the federal Office of Apprenticeship, though any sponsor may use this information as a resource as applicable. Sponsors registered with state apprenticeship agencies (SAAs) should contact their SAA to learn more about how the federal Office of Apprenticeship's EEO regulations apply to them. Contact information for SAAs can be found here: https://doleta.gov/oa/contactlist.cfm.
By following one of the two options presented below, Apprenticeship sponsors will meet the requirements laid out in the updated EEO regulations regarding Anti-Harassment Training.
For more information on how to use and customize these materials, please see
Guide to Anti-Harassment Training Program.
For in-person, facilitated training (recommended):
Show the PowerPoint Slide Show: Unlawful Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs - and discuss
Show slides 1-3 of the PowerPoint Slide Show; then the video: Introduction to Unlawful Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs; and then slides 10 to the end of the Slide Show - and discuss.
For web-based, self-directed training:
Direct the trainee to play the online Knowledge Assessment: Checking Your Knowledge on Unlawful Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs, which will launch the video.
Then direct each trainee to review the Pledge Poster/Complaint Notice.
Anti-Harassment Resource Descriptions
These materials are designed to help sponsors meet the requirements for anti-harassment training at 29 CFR 30.3(b)(4):
Additional Anti-Harassment Resources
Sponsors may wish to distribute these two documents to appropriate employees to supplement the training materials: