The Trump administration is putting new priority on apprenticeship, promising to expand the number of apprentices nationwide by means of what the White House calls “employer-driven apprenticeship” programs – those not registered with the U.S. Department of Labor or state governments. The Trump initiative began with an executive order, followed by a task force made up of employers, educators and union leaders. The task force issued recommendations in May 2018.

TASK FORCE

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Members
Final report

Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition statement
American Association of Community Colleges statement
Associated Builders and Contractors statement

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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White House statement

Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition statement
Associated Builders and Contractors statement
National Skills Coalition statement

MEDIA

New approach to apprenticeships Inside Higher Ed, 5-11-18
Trump’s job training program gets the government out of the way Huffington Post, 6-22-17
Appreciating apprenticeships: Trump’s plan can boost labor quality The Hill, 6-18-17
Trump’s non-celebrity apprentices Wall Street Journal, 6-18-17
This new Trump plan could be the answer to millennial job woes Fortune, 6-18-17
Mixed response to Trump apprenticeship program Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, 6-16-17