Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 12, 2017. The order creates a task force to recommend ways to promote apprenticeships and require all federal agencies to evaluate their training programs - one official said that was "43 separate work force programs that are spread across 13 agencies that total $16.7 billion a year" - and consider how to consolidate the programs. "We're going to do more with less", he told members of the Appropriations Committee, describing the president's budget priorities as "smart investments in programs that work".

Under Trump's order, private industry would have more flexibility and be eligible for registration by the Labor Department. "The key is accountability". The executive order would leave it to industry to design apprenticeships under broad standards to be set by the Labor Department. Some critics say that means government approval would be more limited. Walker said he and Trump both want states to have more power in fixing this problem. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to give companies tax incentives for apprenticeships. "And big ones are going to be announced very soon, we're gonna hear some very big names that I can't tell you about now", he explained, saying that he wants to wait until they "sign the dotted line".

There are about 500,000 apprenticeship positions in the USA, representing less than a percentage of the US workforce. The number of job openings climbed above 6 million in April, an all-time high, but the level of hiring has barely risen over the past year.

He hopes the Trump visit is a sign that his administration will bolster support for apprenticeship programs.

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"As we train the next generation to do their jobs, all of us here have to do our jobs, we have to join forces and hands and join together to restore american dream for all of our people", added Mr. Trump.

"Apprenticeships place students into great jobs without the crippling debt of traditional four year degrees", Trump said.

Trump accepted a challenge earlier this year from a CEO to create 5 million new apprenticeships.

Facing turmoil about investigations over his campaign's ties to Russia, Trump plans to bring more Americans into the economy by having them start working as apprentices. There also are questions about oversight of apprenticeship programs that begin and operate nearly completely under the control of the company.

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There are few specifics as to how Trump would encourage more Americans to simultaneously work and learn as apprentices. Of the 146 million jobs in the United States, about 0.35 percent — or slightly more than a half-million — were filled by active apprentices in 2016.

The executive order aims to address the nation's "skills gap" that have left millions of open jobs unfilled.

The shortages for specifically trained workers cut across multiple job sectors, from construction trades to agriculture, manufacturing, information technology and health care. "Scaling is the big issue", said Robert Lerman, a fellow at the Urban Institute.

Administration officials declined to say how much additional money would be devoted for apprenticeship programs, let alone how they intend to increase the number of people taking part- from roughly 500,000 in fiscal 2016. Fewer than 50,000 people - including 11,104 in the military - completed their apprenticeships in 2016, according to Labor Department.

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Walker spoke on the Mike Gallagher radio show about a fundraiser Trump is hosting for Walker in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

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