House Committee Reports Out Apprenticeships Bill
By The New England Council
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House Marks Up Apprenticeship Legislation. The House Education and Labor Committee held a markup of the National Apprenticeship Act (H.R. 8294), reporting the legislation out of committee by a vote of 26 to 16. The bill would reauthorize and make changes to the National Apprenticeship Act, which was originally passed in 1937. The bill would invest nearly $3.5 billion over five years to improve apprenticeship opportunities, streamline access to apprenticeships for workers and employers, and expand apprenticeships into high-demand industry sectors and occupations. It would aim to create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years. A summary of the legislation can be found here.
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