Effective date: September 2, 2019
Wisconsin's Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS), within DWD-DET, is the registration agency for registered apprenticeship programs within the state. DWD-DET's Bureau of Workforce Training (BWT) is responsible for the oversight of WIOA, including the ETPL.
DWD-DET's BAS and BWT will work in coordination to inform all registered apprenticeship program sponsors within the state of their automatic ETPL eligibility privileges and the process they must follow to have their programs added to the published ETPL website. This will be accomplished through annual email and/or hardcopy notices to all registered apprenticeship program sponsors and quarterly email and/or hardcopy notices to sponsors of any newly added programs from the prior quarter.
Sponsors can consent to have their programs added to the published ETPL website by either:
Once DWD-DET BWT receives the sponsor's consent to add a program to the ETPL, BWT must (1) verify with BAS that the identified program is registered and (2) verify that the sponsor and, if applicable, the provider(s) of the classroom component, are not suspended or debarred from participating in federal programs or activities.1 Only programs that meet both criteria may be added to the published ETPL website as registered apprenticeship programs. If the program cannot be added, BWT will notify the sponsor of the reason(s) the program is ineligible. If the program is registered but is precluded from participating in federal programs or activities, BWT will also notify BAS.
DWD-DET will publish the following information for registered apprenticeship programs that are included on the published ETPL website:
|Name of program sponsor|
|Name of registered apprenticeship program|
|Site name and address for the training program (city, state, and 5-digit zip code)|
|Point of contact for the training program and the individual's contact information|
|Name of credential received for completion of the training program|
|Length of the training program|
|Name of the provider for the classroom component, if applicable|
|On-the-job Training wage during the apprenticeship|
|Program-level eligibility criteria (if applicable)|
|Total number of apprentices who have enrolled|
|Total number of apprentices who have completed the program|
All information, except the program-level eligibility criteria, is already on file with BAS. BWT will use that information for purposes of publishing program information to the ETPL website. BWT will contact the sponsor to request information about any eligibility criteria participants must meet to join the registered apprenticeship program and, if identified, BWT will also publish that information on the ETPL website.
Each year, between July 1 and August 31, DWD-DET BWT will review all registered apprenticeship programs on the published ETPL website to ensure:
Registered apprenticeship programs that satisfy these two requirements will be maintained on the published ETPL website. If the program fails to meet either of the two requirements, it will be removed from the website.
The other continued eligibility criteria, outlined in 7.4.5, do not apply to registered apprenticeship programs.
During the continued eligibility review period, BWT will review the information for all registered apprenticeship programs on the published ETPL website and ensure that it is updated to reflect any changes to the information on file with BAS.
DWD-DET removes registered apprenticeship programs from the ETPL website when:
If a registered apprenticeship program is removed for a reason other than the sponsor's request to be removed, DWD-DET will notify the sponsor and BAS of the action.