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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 15, 2017.
Supports: (1) the designation of National Apprenticeship Week; (2) the expansion of apprenticeships in in-demand industry sectors and occupations; (3) the development and expansion of effective preapprenticeship programs that lead to success in a registered apprenticeship program; and (4) a closer alignment between registered apprenticeship programs, the workforce development system, career and technical education, and postsecondary education.
Calls for increased awareness about the value of the registered apprenticeship program model as an effective earn-and-learn model.
Recognizes the importance of apprenticeships in developing a well-trained, highly skilled, and more diverse workforce.
Commends organizations and employers that actively support apprenticeship programs.