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U.S. pledges $90M for apprenticeship training

The administration says apprenticeships are helping people land jobs in public transit, information technology and manufacturing

April 22, 2016  by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration says it’ll distribute $90 million this year to help states expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.

Vice-President Joe Biden says people who learn skills through an apprenticeship earn more than $50,000 a year on average.

Labour Secretary Thomas Perez says some states are further along than others in building their apprenticeship networks, but every state has a desire to “lift their game.”

Congress has approved the $90 million.

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The administration says apprenticeships are helping people land jobs in public transit, information technology and manufacturing.


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