Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 15, 2017. The plan follows a week spent on infrastructure in which the president remained vague about his policies in hopes of starting a conversation. The idea is for students to work at paid internships while they go to school, sometimes with companies footing the bill. But as presented by White House aides Friday, the push so far lacks details.

Maybe you don't think the Golden State Warriors-and not the president who explicitly exhorted his followers to violence during the campaign and threatened the city of Chicago with martial law mere days after his inauguration-bear the moral burden of demonstrating that "even when we disagree, we shake".

UPDATED Trump's desire to pare back regulations that stand in the way of creating new apprenticeships anxious some lawmakers. He intends to improve coordination on the issue among businesses, schools and government leaders.

"People outside of Washington still like his policies, still very much want him to move this country in the right direction", Walker said.

The apprenticeship program has broad bipartisan support.

Trumps says the goal is to rollback federal restrictions that have prevented some industries from creating apprenticeship programs.

In his remarks, Trump said apprenticeships teach striving Americans the skills they need to operate incredible machines.

Funding also may prove an obstacle.

Officials said the work would be done with a strategic use of available funds from the ApprenticeshipUSA program, which was funded at $90 million this year, and for which Trump has requested the same amount next year.

Economists and politicians in both parties have focused in recent years on promoting apprenticeships and vocational education.

Trump is directing the government to review and streamline some 43 workforce programs across 13 agencies.

Despite the president's focus on the importance of job training and putting people back to work, he has proposed steep cuts in federal work-force programs, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA, a collection of programs that help job seekers find work, education, and training.

"We're concerned about the unregistered programs", Scott said. Given that these programs will be also be known as Registered Apprenticeships, it will be hard for employers to know whether a former apprentice has received training that meets the applicable federal standards, or whether the apprentice participated in a lower-quality program that did not meet the same standards.

"The reality is that there are still Americans seeking employment despite low unemployment rates and companies are struggling to fill vacancies that require various levels of skills and training", she said.

The president has sold training programs as an affordable and secure alternative to a traditional four year degree.

In a call with reporters a few days earlier, she ran through all that she and her team had been doing to put this week in place-meeting with C.E.O.s, talking with young graduates and legislators and governors and trade groups-to get a sense of what's working and what needs to be fixed in order to train the workforce for jobs that employers are actually hiring for. Or, imagine one of your class periods in high school was devoted to training that prepares you for a management job in the restaurant industry. Democrats, backed by organized labor, support programs that will create more union jobs. They typically involve a combination of mentorship while at work and classroom instruction, usually provided by a community college, over one to six years depending on the type of entrepreneurship. "American companies want to hire".

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