The below email was received here on January 19, 2024 at 3:27 PM. Our email with the question is on the bottom of the page.
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The RAPIDS Apprentice ID is generated weather or not the registration includes an SSN.
Here is the Definition for the Apprentices ID number from one of our best Program Analyst.
The apprentice ID is a 12 digit alpha numeric number.
The alpha part is the 2 letter state abbreviation for the state the apprentice is being registered (this would be different for National Programs (ZA) or programs routed to a different state, followed by a 4 digit year (FY they are registered) the rest is generated by the system in the order apprentices are registered across the entire system.
Hope that helps
Stephanie Schmitt l Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Apprenticeship
Division of National System Building
Performance, Planning, Systems, Evaluations, and Analysis Unit
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Marc L. DeCoster
Multi-State Navigator Region 5
USDOL/Office of Apprenticeship
☎ Phone: 313-771-6342 ☎ Cell: 313-605-3991
Sent Jan. 19,2024 at 12:17 PMMr. Guido
As prep in our office we are learning about the RPA, the apprentice application and RAPIDS.
I called the resolution center in Washington, but they could not answer my question and directed me to you.I see the back of the Program Registration and Apprenticeship Agreement – 4th paragraph up from bottom (“Part C. Item 4. Definition.”) that is just above a longer explanation that an SSN is not required to register for the Apprenticeship program. I’ll post a screen shot below for clarity.The Part C. info says that when an SSN is entered, RAPIDS encrypts the SSN and then issues a unique ID number to identify the apprentice.“It replaces the Social security Number to protect the apprentice’s privacy.”1) We are asking if the applicant does not enter an SSN, does RAPIDS still issue a unique number to identify the apprentice?? Put differently, Is that unique ID number generated whether or not the apprentice enters an SSN?2) Is the unique ID number generated by RAPIDS a nine digit number, pls?Thanks if you have time for an educational reply.**** ******