Donald Trump Signs Order Seeking to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

Gianforte Avoids Jail Time in Reporter Assault Case

Gianforte Avoids Jail Time in Reporter Assault Case

Companies now have to register with the Labor Department and adhere to government guidelines. "If there are companies that don't want to do all the paperwork, I can do it", says Rebecca Lake, dean of workforce and economic development at the college. "We're empowering these groups to create new apprenticeships for millions of our citizens".

Flanked by workers now in apprenticeship programs and governors supporting the administration's efforts, Mr. Trump signed the order, ignoring reporters' shouted questions about whether he was under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"We're training people to have great jobs and high paying jobs, and we're here to celebrate the dignity of work", he said.

"We have regulations on top of regulations, and in history, nobody has gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration, and that's one of the reasons that you see the jobs and the companies all kicking in so strongly".

But the NRA is responsible for one of the relatively few existing apprenticeship programs and past year, the organization's educational foundation was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Labor to create the first ever federally registered hospitality sector apprenticeship program. The associations will identify at least 450 apprentices for training.

Meanwhile, the Chattanooga Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center offers as a five-year journeyman wireman apprenticeship.

But Trump's 2018 budget - which Congress is unlikely to pass in full form - would reduce funding for job training programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2014, by 39%, shifting the majority of responsibility of states and employers.

From putting Americans at risk at Trump University, to putting forward a budget that attacks almost every facet of life for working families, President Trump is not living up to his promises on the campaign trail. Expanding apprenticeships is a common sense solution to enhance employment opportunities in in-demand career fields such as manufacturing, health care, information technology, and skilled trades.

Companies have long complained that they can't find trained people to fill highly technical jobs, and apprenticeship programs have sprung up around the country.

That's where apprenticeship comes in.

We've got it going.

"There aren't enough people to fill the jobs and the people applying don't have the skills necessary", said Conor Smyth, spokesman for the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Yet Trump's executive order appeared to defend that philosophy: "Finally, federally funded education and work force development programs that do not work must be improved or eliminated so that taxpayer dollars can be channeled to more effective uses".

Apprenticeships are few and far between.

With the stroke of his pen, President Trump aims to fill some of the six million jobs in the United States.

The White House says apprenticeships could match workers with millions of open jobs.

"It's an issue of his emphasis and his budget being at odds", said Baldwin.

To achieve that goal, his administration would need to increase the current number of active apprenticeships in the US nearly 10-fold - from 505,371 in the last quarter of 2016, according to the Department of Labor - in just five years.

Trump's administration is a proponent of a greater emphasis on workforce skills. She has worked so hard on this.

"I want to challenge the assumption that the only way to move policy is to increase government spending", Acosta said at the White House news briefing Monday. "We should measure success based on outcomes and not simply based on spending". The task force will also assess whether the job-training programs now in place are even effective.