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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta on Meeting of President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement today regarding the first meeting of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion:

“Today, business, labor, educational institutions, trade groups, workforce advocates, and public officials discussed best practices regarding how to expand apprenticeships across industries. The practical expertise that the Task Force members shared will benefit the Administration’s strategy to grow high-quality apprenticeships.

“We’ve seen strong interest in apprenticeship programs since President Trump signed his Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America. Apprenticeships are designed to meet the needs of America’s dynamic economy. Working together, we will help ensure that job seekers have the skills to fill open positions. I am grateful to the Task Force members, all of whom are leaders in their fields, for participating in today’s productive discussion.”

Office of the Secretary
November 13, 2017
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Contact: Eric Holland
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