Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships

Trump will speak about the initiative from the White House at 11 a.m. And the American worker sees what’s happening in MI and in OH and in a lot of places that we’ve had a huge impact on just in a short period of time that I’ve been here and this administration has been involved. “Importantly, apprenticeships are paid (unlike the typical internship), making them attractive to older workers who can’t go without an income and younger workers hoping to avoid borrowing for further education”.

Joined by daughter Ivanka Trump, education secretary Betsy DeVos and labour secretary Alex Acosta, Mr Trump outlined his push to persuade private companies and universities to pair up and pay the cost of such arrangements.

On Twitter Thursday, Chris Lu, Former Deputy Labor Secretary under Obama, said Trump’s executive order “is simply a funding shift from other training programs”. “We’ve also loaded on various kinds of extra regulations-some of them vary by state-with regard to things like how many skilled mentor trainers do you need for every apprentice”.

Participating business leaders are from Rockwell Manufacturing, Oshkosh Corporation, Briggs & Stratton, Mercury Marine and Quad Graphics. But the administration is reluctant to devote more taxpayer money to the effort. But the current administration’s new executive order (EO) threatens these efforts by loosening the federal definition of apprenticeship programs.

“It’s an aspirational goal”, Seleznow said, referring to the 5 million-apprenticeship target.

“This really demonstrates what you can do with apprenticeships with existing dollars”, Litow said. Together, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and state apprenticeship agencies establish a set of standards necessary for completion and administer the programs nationwide. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) applaud President Trump’s Executive Order expanding and streamlining apprenticeship programs.

There’s evidence of bipartisanship at least for the idea of apprenticeships.

In 2016, almost $90 million in grants were appropriated for apprenticeship expansion.

Finally, the order directs agency heads to report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) any programs that their agency administers that promote workplace readiness and work skills.

If the scale of a US apprenticeship program is to come anywhere close to Germany’s, apprentices will have to become easier for businesses to manage – and public-education systems must be more responsive to the job requirements of local industries. “We have to make sure the people are here and they’re going to be well trained”, Trump said.

Trump’s budget would cut federal money for job training by 40 percent next year.

“It’s an issue of his emphasis and his budget being at odds”, said Baldwin.

After the president’s health care remarks, he continued his whirlwind trip by visiting Waukesha County Technical College.

“It’s time to give American families quality, reliable and affordable health care”, he said.

Imagine as part of working towards your college degree you were able to get a blend of classroom instructional time and practical work experience.

“Obamacare is one of the greatest catastrophes that our country has signed into law, and the victims are innocent, hard-working Americans”.

Walker said Monday on the Mike Gallagher radio show that when Trump comes to Wisconsin, he will see people outside of Washington “still like his policies”.

The U.S. has the odd combination of a low labor force participation rate, along with an terrible lot of unfilled jobs, particularly in skilled trade areas.

Trump also spoke at a $1,000 a person fundraiser to benefit Scott Walker, believed to be running for another term.

“He and his wife Tammy were forced onto Obamacare change in 2015, and like countless others they were shocked to learn that they couldn’t keep their doctors, they couldn’t keep their plan as promised”, President Trump told reporters Tuesday. Once again, the president is putting the needs of workers last.