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Members of the task force – representing business, labor, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and public officials – approved the report during their fifth and final full meeting.
“The current half a million apprentices are simply not enough to fill the more than 6 million unfilled jobs at U.S. companies in today’s labor market,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This thoughtful, practical strategy will make 2018 an inflection point that helps solve today’s labor market challenges and creates the workforce of the future.”
The Final Report details the 26 recommendations. Some of the highlights include:
The final report maintains the current construction industry model for registered apprentices.