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Presidential Proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, 2018

Under my Administration’s policies, our Nation’s economy is booming and Americans have more opportunities than ever before.  Men and women from all walks of life are moving off the sidelines and into the workforce.  In this economic context, our country needs workers with world-class skills and abilities to fill vacant positions in the labor force.  During National Apprenticeship Week, we recognize the importance of apprenticeships in helping our country’s hardworking people develop the competencies that enable success in today’s dynamic, 21st century economy.

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Trenton Lawmakers Back Bills to Boost Apprenticeships

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Trenton NJ,  A wide-ranging plan to make apprenticeships more accessible for New Jersey residents particularly in high growth industries was introduced in the Senate. The 10 bills sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chair M. Teresa Ruiz are in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and are based on its report released September 6, 2018 entitled “Becoming the United States of Opportunity: the Economic Equity and Growth Case for Apprenticeships.” This report highlighted how apprenticeship programs can strengthen our economy and advance economic opportunity by connecting residents—particularly women and people of color—to living wage careers.

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