The Trump administration is putting new priority on apprenticeship, promising to expand the number of apprentices nationwide with a new approach to earn-and-learn training, industry-recognized apprenticeship. The Trump initiative began with an executive order, followed by a task force made up of employers, educators and union leaders. In June 2019, the administration published a notice of proposed rulemaking.



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