Department of Labor – Affirmative Action Plan
**SECTION I – INTRODUCTION
The sponsor enters this affirmative action plan (AAP) in good faith to promote equality of opportunity in its registered apprenticeship program. If women and/or minorities are underutilized in the apprenticeship program, the sponsor seeks to increase the recruitment of qualified women and/or minorities for possible selection into the apprenticeship program. The sponsor hereby adopts the equal opportunity pledge located in Section II and the AAP.
This AAP is a supplement to the apprenticeship standards. Any changes made by the sponsor to the AAP will become part of this written AAP, once approved by the Registration Agency.
SECTION II – EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE
The sponsor commits to the following equal opportunity pledge:
“The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, § 30.”