Aon has been recognized as an Apprenticeship Ambassador by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship (OA) for the firm’s work in championing the promotion, expansion and diversification of registered apprenticeships. As an Apprenticeship Ambassador, Aon is recognized on the DOL website, will gain and share best practices for apprenticeship programs, and will work with the DOL to shape registered apprenticeship program expansion while promoting, expanding and diversifying these programs.
On Sept. 1, the Department of Labor (DOL) hosted a meeting at the White House highlighting the role Apprenticeship Ambassadors, including Aon, play in the Biden-Harris Administration’s work on expanding, diversifying, strengthening and modernizing registered apprenticeships. Janet Osborn, East region leader for Commercial Risk Solutions at Aon, attended the meeting as the firm’s representative.
The Aon Apprenticeship Program launched in the U.S. in 2017 with a cohort of 26 students, and the firm has since built a network of employers, non-profit organizations and community colleges to create more than 1,000 Apprenticeship positions among several employers in the Chicagoland area alone. Aon announced an investment of $30 million to expand the Apprenticeship Program and local Apprentice Networks to new U.S. cities, with a goal of creating 10,000 corporate apprenticeships at participating employers by 2030.
In 2021, Aon was ranked #32 alongside 53 other companies on Fortune’s Change the World list for Aon’s U.S. Apprenticeship Program. The list recognizers companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.