Chairman Scott Urges Yes Vote on National Apprenticeship Act

The National Apprenticeship Act creates an additional 1 million apprenticeship opportunities.

WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) urged his colleagues to vote for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which invests $3.5 billion in our apprenticeship system, ensures consistency and quality across apprenticeships, and expands opportunities for diverse workers in emerging sectors.

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“Our economy continues to permanently lose jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In fact, it is estimated that 7 million of those who lose their jobs during the pandemic will not return to those jobs. Congress has a responsibility to help workers not only find jobs, but also prepare them for long-term employment,” said Chairman Scott. “Expanding the Registered Apprenticeship system – our most successful workforce development initiative – is the proven solution that we need. This investment, alone, will create an additional 1 million apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, and youth apprenticeships.”

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Endorsing Organizations: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), Jobs for the Future (JFF), Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA), National Education Association (NEA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), National Skills Coalition (NSC), National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues (TWTF), North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), National Urban League (NUL), Third Way, and UNITE HERE.


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