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Employment and Training Administration

Notice of a Virtual Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of a virtual meeting.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. APP. 1), notice is hereby given to announce an open virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) on November 14-15, 2012, which can be accessed from the Office of Apprenticeship's (OA) homepage: ACA is a discretionary committee established by the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with FACA, as amended 5 U.S.C., App. 2, and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 101-6 and 102-3).

All meetings of the ACA are open to the public. A virtual meeting of the ACA provides a cost savings to the government while still offering a venue that allows for public participation and transparency, as required by FACA.

DATES: The meeting will begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, and will continue until approximately 3:00 p.m. The meeting will reconvene on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and adjourn at approximately 3:00 p.m.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5311, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-2796, (this is not a toll-free number).

This virtual meeting will take place via webinar and audio-video conferencing technology. Web and audio instructions to participate in this meeting will be prominently posted on the OA homepage:

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually. For members of the public wishing to attend in person, a listening room with limited seating will be made available upon request. The location for the listening room will be: U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The agenda may be updated should priority items come before the Committee between the time of this publication and the scheduled date of the ACA meeting. All meeting updates will be posted to OA's homepage: All meeting participants, whether attending virtually or in person, should submit a notice of intention to attend by Wednesday, November 7, 2012, via email to Mr. John V. Ladd,subject line “Virtual ACA Meeting.” The webinar will be limited to 200 participants, unless OA receives more than 200 submissions to attend. If individuals have special needs and/or disabilities that will require special accommodations, please contact Kenya Huckaby on (202) 693-3795 no later than Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Any member of the public who wishes to file written data or comments pertaining to the agenda may do so by sending the data or comments to Mr. John V. Ladd via email,subject line “Virtual ACA Meeting,” or submitting to the Office of Apprenticeship, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-5311, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Such submissions will be included in the record for the meeting if received by Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Purpose of the Meeting and Topics To Be Discussed

The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide the ACA with an opportunity to reconvene after the summit honoring the 75th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act, finalize their recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, and begin to proactively develop implementation strategies for the upcoming term. The meeting agenda will include the following:

➢ Improving Completion Rates

➢ Final Recommendations and Report to the Secretary

➢ Pre-Apprenticeship Update

➢ Community Based Organizations (CBO) White Paper

➢ Efforts to Improve Opportunities for Veterans

➢ Sector Caucus Breakout Sessions and Report Outs

➢ Annual Outlook: Finalize Workgroups and Implementation Strategies for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

➢ Other Matters of Interest to the Apprenticeship Community

➢ Public Comment

Any member of the public who wishes to speak at the meeting should indicate the nature of the intended presentation and the amount of time needed by furnishing a written statement to the Designated Federal Official, Mr. John V. Ladd, by Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The Chairperson will announce at the beginning of the meeting the extent to which time will permit the granting of such requests.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of October, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration.