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.

LEGISLATION

House Democratic discussion draft
Summary
Hearing

ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS

Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition comment
National Association of Home Builders comment
National Skills Coalition analysis
Third Way blog post

MEDIA

Draft bill on updating National Apprenticeship Act IndustryWeek 3-5-2020