IRAPs are a sure fire way of devaluing the brand of Apprenticeships. In all developing countries that have a desire to increase apprenticeships, we see “watered down” options that lead to more confusion. This sadly will be the same. It is in essence re badging incumbent worker training with the lack of control and quality assurance that it will bring.

Quantity over quality… I’m so glad that unions and other respected organisations are trying to take an informed stand. I am with you!!

Labor Department information about its new nationwide apprenticeship program has unions and trade groups apprehensive.
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