There’s a new apprenticeship bill moving in Congress that needs your support. The PARTNERS Act of 2017 aims to expand apprenticeship with the goal of building a skilled workforce. PARTNERS stands for Promoting Apprenticeship with Regional Training Networks for Employers Required Skills. It’s a bipartisan bill that would support partnerships between business and local workforce stakeholders that enable employers to develop and expand apprenticeships and work-based learning programs. The bill was introduced on Oct 25 by Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA).
The bill needs our support right away – will you tell your members of Congress to support the PARTNERS Act today?
How to help: Click on this link to enter your zip code and you will see a prepared letter to send to your legislators. You can customize the letter with personalized information about your business and how apprenticeships will help strengthen your – and our industry’s – skilled workforce.
This message shared via AWFS courtesy of National Skills Coalition