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Expanding Apprenticeships in America Part 3

As Ft. Myers construction lawyers, we know that recruiting capable young men and women into the construction sector’s workforce is extremely important and can also be very challenging. With a significant percentage of skilled workers preparing to retire in the next ten years, we will need the next talented generation of contractors, engineers, and architects to emerge in the industry.

As we discussed in the first section, President Donald Trump has imposed an executive order orchestrating the creation of one million apprenticeship positions within the next two years. In section two, we educated you on the plan to implement more apprenticeship opportunities in third-party sectors while promoting these opportunities to everyone from higher education sectors to military branches to rehabilitated prisoners. In this section, we will discuss how to establish an administrative and legislative committee that can be responsible for implementing a recruitment program of this magnitude.

If you are interested in learning more about this executive order, please feel free to click on the following link here.

Creating a Task Force

With the Department of Labor’s guidance, a “Task Force” will be established to “identify strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships.” The emphasis of this Task Force is to establish a recruiting presence in sectors that previously had inadequate results and improve upon these results.

Other responsibilities of the Task Force include:

  • Create federal proposals that advocate for apprenticeships
  • Develop “administrative and legislative reforms” that facilitate the success of these recruitment programs
  • Devise successful strategies for creating “industry-recognized” apprenticeship programs
  • Utilize the most effective tactics for “amplifying and encouraging private-sector initiative to promote apprenticeships”

The Task Force Board of Advisors

Because this council group is established by the Department of Labor, the Secretary of the Department Labor acts as Chair of the Task Force with the Secretaries of the Department of Education and the Department of Commerce acting as Vice-Chairs. The entire committee will consist of no more than twenty members.

If you are interested in learning more about this executive order, please read the fourth section. In this final section, we will discuss ways to improve current workforce development programs.

If you would like to speak with one of our Ft. Myers construction attorneys, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.