Executive Order to Expand Apprenticeships, Vocational Training; Remove Burdensome Restrictions

Executive Order to Expand Apprenticeships, Vocational Training; Remove Burdensome Restrictions

June 16, 2017 – Yesterday U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today welcomed President Donald J. Trump’s bold step towards fulfilling his promises to grow the American economy with the announcement of an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training, close the skills gap and reduce regulatory burdens on workforce development programs. “There are six million job openings in the United States,” said Secretary Acosta. “This is the highest number of job vacancies on record. American companies want to hire Americans, and Americans want to work. Apprenticeships teach the skills needed to find good jobs and to succeed in those jobs. Apprentices are a proven pathway to helping businesses find the workers they need, while helping workers launch prosperous careers without the crushing burden of student debt.”