DOL publishes notice on revisions to Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC)

By Katie Spiker, August 29, 2016

On August 26, DOL published a thirty-day notice of revisions to the information collection request associated with the RACC. RACC members include postsecondary institutions and registered apprenticeship programs. Postsecondary institutions agree to grant participants in registered apprenticeship programs college credit based on their engagement in the registered apprenticeship program.

Under the current structure of the program, DOL collects information from interested entities to establish three types of membership in the RACC – membership for postsecondary institutions, for registered apprenticeship programs and for national associations or institutions that facilitate membership for their local entities or partners. In order to establish membership, entities must describe the types of examinations and certifications students/participants are required pass, the types of courses or occupations on which the program is focused, and the region in which the program is run.

DOL is particularly interested in comments that describe whether the proposed collection of information is necessary to the performance of the RACC, whether the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection request is accurate and comments that enhance the quality or use of the information DOL will collect.

DOL issued a previous sixty-day notice on March 17. The August 26 notice serves to extend the deadline for comments until September 30, 2016.