Trump signs executive order on apprenticeships

President Trump smiles as he arrives for a rally alongside the Ohio River at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati on June 7

President Trump smiles as he arrives for a rally alongside the Ohio River at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati on June 7

Trump said the law was "one of the greatest catastrophes that our country has signed into law, and the victims are innocent, hardworking Americans". That same weekend, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder flew to Asia in an attempt to lure Taiwan-based Foxconn to his state. "I'm not saying [regulations] are the main driver of the low apprenticeship numbers in the United States", he says.

Foxconn assembles smartphones and other devices for Apple, Sony, Blackberry and other brands - mostly in China.

President Trump spoke for about five minutes, before he and daughter Ivanka left to meet up with Governor Scott Walker at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC).

Trump's tour of the school that included a stop at a classroom filled with tool and die machines.

"Apprenticeships create more affordable education and job training, especially for those Americans who want to work in the hospitality, restaurant and foodservice industry".

"I love the name apprentice", Trump declared, referring to his reality TV show, The Apprentice.

What is an apprenticeship program?

The White House is making apprenticeships the cornerstone of its workforce-training efforts, arguing that hands-on learning is the best approach to prepare Americans for in-demand jobs.

McCarthy said possible problems with relaxing and outsourcing federal standards for apprenticeships include confusion, fragmentation and potentially registering programs that are too short term or that fail to yield portable credentials.

Trump had campaigned on creating jobs.

His executive order shifts more taxpayer money into apprenticeships, allowing people to learn while they earn a paycheck.

Through the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship project it now runs with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the NRA said the program will identify at least 450 apprentices in the restaurant, food service and hospitality industry, and give them on-the-job paid training and standardized instruction to put them on track to achieve a management-level position. Democrats, backed by organized labor, support programs that will create more union jobs. President Barack Obama called for more in his 2014 State of the Union address.

In addition, the executive order directs the Secretary of Labor, in conjunction with the secretaries of Commerce and Education, to establish an Excellence in Apprenticeship Program within two years of the date of the order. But his own proposed budget would cut other job training programs that advocates say are necessary for this one to thrive.

Trump is likely to visit Waukesha County Technical College.

Trump has focused his presidency on helping workers struggling in a lackluster economy.

The proposed budget also drastically reduces funding to the Women's Bureau, the only federal agency responsible for with advocating for working women. He says he expects the U.S. Senate to approve a "really good" solution in the near future.

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the former Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement in support of President Trump's executive order, which seeks to expand apprenticeships to train people for millions of unfilled jobs.

It did not take long for President Trump to get to business upon his arrival in Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon.

And following the executive order, Trump is expected to call on Congress to act.

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