President Trump talks vocational training at Waukesha Co. Technical College

President Trump talks vocational training at Waukesha Co. Technical College

President Trump talks vocational training at Waukesha Co. Technical College

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"The Secretaries of Defense, Labor, and Education, and the Attorney General, shall, in consultation with each other and consistent with applicable law, promote apprenticeships and pre apprenticeships for America's high school students and Job Corps participants, for persons now or formerly incarcerated, for persons not now attending high school or an accredited post-secondary educational institution, and for members of America's armed services and veterans", the executive order stated. And I got up and I said, Mr. President, appreciate that discussion, but the number-one issue in our state is workforce.

While a broad range of experts and industry groups praised the administration's focus on apprenticeships, some anxious about opening up the federal process to outside players. The governor says Trump promised to make Tuesday's visit back in February, when Walker rejected overtures to join the White House team. At the end of the program, the apprentice receives a certification.

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Trump said the learn-and-earn arrangements are going to be "a big, big factor" in his effort to add jobs employers are having trouble filling.

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Apprenticeship includes paid classroom instruction, on-the-job training, and provides participants with licenses in order to practice certain professions. Democrats, backed by organized labor, support programs that will create more union jobs.

There's evidence of bipartisanship at least for the idea of apprenticeships. On average, apprentices earn around $30,000 per year during the process, though wages may increase over the course of their education, as they become more skilled.

A senior Administration official noted during the briefing that the government is channeling billions of dollars into job training programs - in fiscal year 2017 spending on these programs totaled $16.7 billion before Pell grants - that he says have not effectively helped the American worker. His proposed budget May 23 would cut some established federal job training programs significantly.

Eric Haban, 35, started as a youth apprentice junior in high school and then completed a four-year program at Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin, the first state in the country to pass a law establishing apprenticeship programs in 1911.

The shortages for specifically-trained workers cut across multiple job sectors beyond Mr Trump's beloved construction trades.

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But while President Trump is pushing for more apprenticeship training, many educators and school administrators say he's not putting his money where his mouth is.

Before heading to the technical college and meeting with Walker, Trump arrived Tuesday afternoon in Milwaukee and spoke briefly about efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Trump said President Barack Obama's health care law "had been broken and it's been a broken promise".

In Utah, we have many production and manufacturing jobs that go unfilled.

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