Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships

US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans find jobs.

"We are excited about working with the administration to help create more job and career opportunities in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry through apprenticeship", said Rob Gifford, the NRAEF's executive vice president, in a statement.

The executive order gives businesses, trade unions and other third-party entities more flexibility to develop "high-quality" technical education programs eligible for expedited review by the Department of Labor. The White House noted that there are now six million job vacancies in the United States, the highest number in almost 40 years, but workers don't necessarily have the skills to fill them.

"We're empowering these companies, these unions ... to go out and create new apprenticeships for millions of our citizens ..."

These programs enjoy a fair amount of bipartisan support, and have gotten a lot of buzz in recent months: In a March roundtable discussion, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called on Trump to create 5 million apprenticeships in the next five years.

"Apprenticeships place students into great jobs without the crippling debt of traditional four-year college degrees".

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

While the executive order is being touted as a strategy to fight unemployment, it follows a proposed budget that axes funding to the Labor Department by 21%, drastically reduces the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and slashes grants aimed at getting unemployed Americans back to work. Most expenses from apprenticeships are incurred by the employers. His proposed budget May 23 would cut some established federal job training programs significantly.

Trump highlighted Charles Nobel from Wisconsin who, like many other apprentices present, benefited from an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship programs are registered with the DOL, and registration signifies to both workers and employers that the program meets certain standards.

Wisconsin was a key part of Trump's 2016 election triumph, as he became the first Republican to carry the state in a presidential election since 1984. Critics may say that apprenticeships aren't an effective way to close the skills gap - but in restaurants, we know they work, because we're already doing it.

Apprenticeship includes paid classroom instruction, on-the-job training, and provides participants with licenses in order to practice certain professions.

He said they were joined by governors from around the country who had just spoken about apprenticeship programs.

Trump will issue a directive Wednesday meant to boost apprenticeships by expanding industry-certified programs, according to people familiar with the matter. "In little companies, you have Mildred who does HR and does all the payroll, and your'e asking her to do all the paperwork for a registered apprenticeship program".

Against this background, federally funded education and workforce development programs are not effectively serving American workers.

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.

Trump has frequently boasted about his ratings on "Celebrity Apprentice", and in February mocked his replacement as host for not measuring up during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. Senior administration officials have said Trump was reluctant to spend more federal funds on apprenticeships, so the boost would come from existing money, perhaps from the streamlining process.

Wisconsin DPI Superintendent Tony Evers has called on Congress to reject Trump's proposal, saying it would hurt Wisconsin students.

Related:

  • Quantum Internet Is One Step Closer

    Quantum Internet Is One Step Closer

    One of these beams was then used to transmit the entangled particles , while the other beam functioned as a photon receiver. As per Science Daily, each station was about 1200 km apart and within 500 to 2000 km away from the orbiting satellite.

    Oil sits near half-year lows as global supply overhand weighs

    The oil market needs strong demand to help offset the rapid increase in supply. USA light crude was down 25 cents at $44.48, also not far off six-month lows.

    Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

    A large crowd of protesters gathered outside of the state Capitol after the verdict, eventually leaving to march down St. Minnesota State Patrol said it arrested 18 protesters following demonstrations on Interstate 94 in St.
  • Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

    He's so great, joining that team, to me, was nearly unfair", Smith said per The Washington Post . "We need you. We were winning games but it was, just like, you know they were switching everything, they were...
    Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

    Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

    Until now, the White House has been essentially silent on whether Trump was actually a target of a federal investigation. Feinstein added, "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office".

    Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

    AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Finally, Buckingham Research reaffirmed a "neutral" rating on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Tuesday, February 14th.
  • AC Milan Will Not Sell Donnarumma Before Next Season

    AC Milan Will Not Sell Donnarumma Before Next Season

    News spread this week that the 18-year-old stopper would not be signing a new contract with his boyhood club and would instead be seeking pastures new.
    Canadian Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

    Canadian Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

    Lexi Thompson shot a 64 on the Blythefield layout reduced to a par of 69 because of flooding, giving her a one-stroke lead. I mean I love hearing the crowd cheering me on. "It's great to see my name up there", she said.
    Lead detected In 20% of baby food samples

    Lead detected In 20% of baby food samples

    Parents of young children are encouraged to consult with their child's pediatrician to learn how they can reduce lead exposure. A new report has found that 20% of baby food contains traces of lead - a higher amount than what is found in all other foods.
  • Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

    Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times

    Ruddy was asked again later in the interview if Trump was actually contemplating firing Mueller, to which he replied, "Yes". Under the regulation Special Counsel , Mueller can only be fired for good cause, and I am required to put that in writing.
    Ex-UN ambassador: 'North Korea has a lot of explaining to do'

    Ex-UN ambassador: 'North Korea has a lot of explaining to do'

    The condition that Warmbier was in could cause some problems for any ongoing talks between the US and North Korea . In an emotional news conference in OH , the father did not demur when asked if Obama could have done more.
    Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

    Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

    Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote: "As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match". Family members told CTV Edmonton Tim Hague died Sunday after sustaining a brain injury in a boxing match Friday night.

Comments

Latest news

How to watch Monday's Australia-Germany Confederations Cup match
Vargas followed up to notch Chile's second in the 90th minute and wrap up the points in Group B's opening match . Chile qualified after winning the Copa America in 2016, while Cameroon won this year's African Cup of Nations.

Al Jazeera claims suspension of its Arabic channel Twitter account
However, there was no military component to action against Qatar, the envoy added. Disruption [by others] will not stop because the truth terrifies them.

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position
Critics have faulted Clarke for his management of a Milwaukee County jail where a mentally ill man died in 2016 of dehydration. He was hit by allegations last month that he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security, which he denied.

Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people want
Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr . and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor are officially squaring off inside the ring on August 26.

Golfer Harman leads US Open going into final day
Thomas, a major away from joining the young elite in golf , only added to a year of low numbers. Spieth needed 34 putts to get through 18 holes Saturday, four higher than the field average.

Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens
Put the two together and now the Sabres added to their defense while the Canadiens will get something in return. Beaulieu makes sense for the Sabres, though, as he's a smart two-way player who can work on the man advantage.

Doctors report Warmbier's brain damage while voices grow for NK travel ban
The elder Warmbier said he did not believe North Korea's explanation that the coma resulted from botulism and a sleeping pill. Otto Warmbier was returned to the United states and his home state of OH on Tuesday. "We've been to Washington D.C.

Iran launches missile strike into Syria for Tehran attacks
According to Iran, the militant groups were responsible for the twin terror attacks in Tehran about two weeks ago. Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict.

Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft
It's possible the Canes could offer McPhee a draft pick to select a goalie - perhaps Lack. They need to send in a protection list for the NHL Expansion Draft by Saturday at 5 p.m.

Indian shuttler Prannoy beats China's Chen Long in Indonesia Open
Prannoy narrowed the deficit to two points at 17-19 but Sakai converted his second match point to win in one hour and 17 minutes. Son started the decider with a brilliant smash down the line before misjudging a Srikanth return on the very next point.

Walkers celebrate cancer survivors at 22nd annual Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life movement is a fundraising event meant to fight every cancer in every community. For more information visit relayforlife.org/GoshenNY or call Kris Revelle at 234-8853.

Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match
Russia's dire record on racism in the stands has prompted a new anti-discrimination measure allowing referees to stop matches if needed.

Relay For Life Friday
This year's theme is "board games", so participating teams will have a variety of game-oriented decorations and activities. There is much we still don't know about it, about how it turns healthy cells destructive and sends them out of control.

Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, 3 wounded
The Pentagon is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more troops to the country to train Afghan forces to break what Lt. The U.S. military says that seven America soldiers were wounded in the insider attack by an Afghan soldier.

Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water
The National Weather Service said it wants the public to know the difference between signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A less severe heat advisory for the remainder of Riverside County will extend from 11 a.m. today until 9 p.m.

Other news