The Apprentice: Trump Signs Executive Order Designed To Boost Apprenticeships

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Corey R. Lewandowski served as campaign manager for President Donald J. Trump.

Foxconn assembles smartphones and other devices for Apple, Sony, Blackberry and other brands - mostly in China.

"The more American workers we are going to create, they hope a lot of them become union members", the official said.

Trump's tour of the school that included a stop at a classroom filled with tool and die machines.

Mr. Trump credited his daughter Ivanka for her leadership on the initiative, saying that she "worked so hard understands how important it is to train people to have great, high paying jobs". "We're here today to celebrate the dignity of work and the greatness of the American worker".

While in the state, Trump also headlined a fundraiser for Wisconsin's governor, Republican Scott Walker, who's expected to announce in the coming months that he's running for a third term.

Participating business leaders are from Rockwell Manufacturing, Oshkosh Corporation, Briggs & Stratton, Mercury Marine and Quad Graphics. "It's not clear that they're solving any problems with it", said Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills with the education policy program at New America and a former official at the U.S. Education and Labor Departments. But the administration is reluctant to devote more taxpayer money to the effort. Wisconsin's apprenticeship programs have an annual state budget of about $1.8 million, but federal grants are used to support expansion efforts.

Trump wants apprenticeships to increase by 10 times to 5 million under his administration. We're going to hear some very big names that I can't tell you about now.

Instead of starting with Labor Department regulations, the apprenticeships would be largely designed by industries looking to fill specific jobs.

Trump signed an executive order Thursday that aims to create a new channel of approval for apprenticeships.

Does anyone think apprenticeships are a bad idea?

President Trump expressed his disappointment in the current Affordable Care Act put in place by the Obama administration.

In 2016, almost $90 million in grants were appropriated for apprenticeship expansion. Trump proposes keeping that funding but cutting other worker training programs.

There are roughly 25 employers in New York's 23rd District who have registered apprenticeship programs with the U.S. Department of Labor who would be eligible for the tax credit.

"I guarantee Democrats would vote for that", he said last week at a summit in Washington. The money would come from existing job-training programs.

"Scaling is the big issue", said Robert Lerman, a fellow at the Urban Institute.

The Trump administration has said there is a need that can be met with a change in the American attitude towards vocational education and apprenticeships. That's part of a broader effort to show Trump remains focused on his policy agenda despite cascading headlines about investigations into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation and the possibilities of acts of obstruction of justice.

That's especially true in industries without a track record of employing apprentices, such as technology, health care and finance.

In Utah, we have many production and manufacturing jobs that go unfilled.

There are about 500,000 apprenticeship positions in the U.S.

"Obamacare is one the greatest catastrophes that our country has signed into law". The graduates from the automaker's mechatronics programs were the first Americans to ever earn certification from the German Chambers of Commerce, according to the company. Appropriators should focus on meeting the needs of people and businesses, not just replicating what was spent the year before, he said.

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