U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta Tours Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 100’s Apprenticeship Training Center in Maryland
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today toured the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 100’s Apprenticeship Training Center in Suitland, Maryland. The facility is with SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).
Earlier this week, SMART’s General President Joseph Sellers, Jr., participated in a meeting of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion at the Department of Labor. The Task Force – which includes business, labor, educational institutions, trade groups, workforce advocates, and public officials – discussed best practices regarding how to expand apprenticeships across industries.
“Apprenticeships are a pathway for many Americans to learn the skills they need for family-sustaining jobs,” said Secretary Acosta. “I appreciated the opportunity to tour the Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship Training Center. Seeing apprentices in action and learning more about how the program works provide helpful insight as the Administration works to expand apprenticeships nationwide.”