Many commonly submitted concerns do not meet the contract requirement for demonstrating evidence of an effort to meet the apprentice utilization goal. Keep in mind that the intent of the requirement is you will utilize Registered Apprenticeship Programs to train apprentices. Very few situations where a contractor does not use Registered Apprenticeship Programs to meet the requirement will be accepted. The following are some examples that do NOT meet the requirement:
- Falling short of the requirement due to subcontractors not using apprentices
- Not using a Registered Apprenticeship Program while you are trying to get your own program approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council
- Not using a Registered Apprenticeship Program due to cost
- Not using a Registered Apprenticeship Program because you are an out-of-state contractor
- Not replacing an apprentice who quit or was fired
- Not using enough apprentices because certain work is too dangerous or the apprentices do not have the appropriate skills.