Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap
Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap
25 June, 2017, 01:02
The executive order doesn't refer to specific restrictions, but does order the Labor Department to create industry-recognized apprenticeship programs, which involves determining how third parties such as non-profit organizations and unions can provide recognition to apprenticeship programs.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 15, 2017. But the current administration's new executive order (EO) threatens these efforts by loosening the federal definition of apprenticeship programs.
Trump will issue a directive Wednesday meant to boost apprenticeships by expanding industry-certified programs, according to people familiar with the matter.
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President Trump said he was there to discuss one of the most important questions facing America's young people: how do they get the education and training they need to find a rewarding and high-paying job?
"We will be removing federal restricting that have prevented many industries from creating apprenticeship programs", he said.
Trump said there are millions of jobs that do not require a four-year degree or the massive debt that often comes with those degrees. "A November 2016 report by Obama's Commerce Department found that "apprenticeships are not fully understood in the United States, especially" by employers, who tend to use apprentices for a few, hard-to -fill positions" but not as widely as they could.
Bricklayer Ben Hogan went through an apprenticeship program at Madison College to learn his skill.
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Trump's budget would cut federal money for job training by 40 percent next year.
The topic of apprenticeships and other workforce development initiatives enjoys bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.
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Agencies will also be directed to conduct an intensive review of existing job training programs, if they work or if they don't and suggestions about how to make them work better. Former Republican president George H.W. Bush proposed a youth apprenticeship program in 1992, writing that "the time has come to strengthen the connection between the academic subjects taught in our schools and the demands of the modern, high-technology workplace" (Congress voted against it).
Volkswagen has touted apprenticeship programs at its Chattanooga manufacturing plant as a way to bridge the US skilled labor gap.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosalso participated in the roundtable.
As of previous year, 505,000 people held apprenticeships in the US, according to Department of Labor data. Walker said he and Trump both want states to have more power in fixing this problem.
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