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Labor Dept.'s Contractor Watchdog Eyes Apprenticeships (Corrected)

July 3, 2018, 2:21 PM; Updated: July 3, 2018, 7:32 PM

The Labor Department’s plan to rev up its apprenticeship program platform as a way for federal contractors to increase their workforce diversity may be easier said than done.

Promoting apprenticeships as an affordable pathway to sustainable jobs and to close the skills gap in the U.S. workforce is a central policy of the White House and Labor Department. The Apprenticeship Expansion Task Force disseminated a final report to President Donald Trump on the topic and the Labor Department rolled out a new apprenticeship website in the spring.

And given Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s commitment to apprenticeship programs, it isn’t...

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