As technology transforms the economy and intensifies the nation’s need for workforce skills, the Trump administration and Congress are redoubling their support for earn-and-learn apprenticeship training. There is wide bipartisan backing for updating the 1937 National Apprenticeship Act and providing additional resources to support apprenticeship programs – incentives for employers, resources for third-parties intermediaries and funding for government oversight and technical assistance. The Democratic staff of the House Education and Labor Committee circulated a discussion draft of legislation in March 2020.
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS
Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition letter to House leadership 11-13-20
Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition comment 3-12-20
National Association of Home Builders comment
National Skills Coalition analysis
Third Way blog post
Draft bill on updating National Apprenticeship Act IndustryWeek 3-5-2020