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​Apprenticeship News

New Bill Introduced: S 396

A bill to promote registered apprenticeships, including registered apprenticeships within in-demand industry sectors, through the support of workforce intermediaries, and for other purposes. Introduced: Tuesday Feb 23, 2021 

New Bill Introduced: HR 1150

To codify the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs of the Department of Labor.Introduced: Thursday Feb 18, 2021

New Bill Introduced: HR 691 - Expanding Opportunity through Pre-Apprenticeships Act

To expand opportunities for pre-apprenticeships programs. Introduced: Tuesday Feb 02, 2021

New Bill Introduced: HR 731 - Pre-Apprenticeship Wrap-around Support Services Fund Act of 2021

To direct the Secretary of Labor to make grants to eligible applicants to provide stipends to individuals enrolled in a pre-apprenticeship program, and for other purposes. Introduced: Tuesday Feb 02, 2021 

New Bill Introduced: HR 703 - Apprenticeship Futures for All Act

To ensure access to apprenticeships for underrepresented groups, eliminate barriers and ensure completion of apprenticeships, and invest in successful apprenticeship intermediaries. Introduced: Tuesday Feb 02, 2021

New Bill Introduced: HR 720 - CHANCE in TECH Act

To direct the Secretary of Labor to enter into contracts with industry intermediaries for purposes of promoting the development of and access to apprenticeships in the technology sector, and for other purposes. Introduced: Tuesday Feb 02, 2021

New Bill Introduced: HR 683 - Apprenticeship Access for All Act of 2021

To promote diversity in the national apprenticeship system. Introduced: Tuesday Feb 02, 2021 

New Bill Introduced: HR 636 - PARTNERS Act

To promote registered apprenticeships and other work-based learning programs for small and medium-sized businesses within in-demand industry sectors, through the establishment and support of industry or sector partnerships. Introduced: Monday Feb 01, 2021 

New Bill Introduced: HR 578 - Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act of 2021

To promote registered apprenticeships, including registered apprenticeships within in-demand industry sectors, through the support of workforce intermediaries, and for other purposes. Introduced: Thursday Jan 28, 2021

New Bill Introduced: HR 580 - PATH Act

To direct the Secretary of Labor to support the development of pre-apprenticeship programs in the building and construction trades that serve underrepresented populations, including individuals from low income and rural census tracts. Introduced: Thursday Jan 28, 2021 

New Bill Introduced: HR 447 - National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

To amend the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly referred to as the "National Apprenticeship Act") and expand the national apprenticeship system to include apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeship registered under such Act, to promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, and for other purposes. Introduced: Monday Jan 25, 2021

International Foundation Blog Post - Virtual Instruction Strategies for Apprenticeship Programs

Although the COVID-19 pandemic caught many off guard, the experience has provided opportunities for apprenticeship programs and training funds to adapt training methods that will meet educational needs far into the future. In their article “Staying Connected: Virtual Instruction Strategies for Apprenticeship Programs” in the December issue of Benefits Magazine, authors Thomas Fischer and Thomas E. Pfundstein, Ph.D., reviewed some of the educational and technical challenges that apprenticeship funds and training centers encountered as they launched online training and offered suggestions for best practices.

International Foundation Blog Post — Life Skills Training Rounds Off Apprenticeship Education

Have you ever looked back at your high school years and wished that some of your course work had been a bit more practical? Apprenticeship program stakeholders are aware of these issues and have been incorporating life skills into their curricula for years.

​International Foundation Blog Post — Apprenticeship Program Trends — United States and Canada

Registered apprenticeships are structured training programs, combining on-the-job training with extensive technical instruction in a highly skilled occupation. Currently there are more than 505,000 active apprentices in the United States and 450,000 in Canada, and the system plays an essential role in the development of a highly trained workforce.

International Foundation Blog — Put It In Writing — Apprenticeship Fund Policies

Administering an apprenticeship fund can be complex, requiring funds to follow not only good educational administration practices but also good business practices. A chapter in the soon-to-be-released Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Labor-Management Employee Benefit Plans, Eighth Edition, published by the International Foundation, addresses these practices.

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Washington Legislative Update

The Washington Legislative Update is now a virtual-only event, slated to begin May 17. Schedule details coming soon. 

With the election now behind us, how will the new administration move forward with reshaping our economic and political system? Without a doubt, the activity and actions of the executive, legislative and regulatory branches of government will impact the benefits industry. Attend the Washington Legislative Update to stay informed about the evolving agenda that is currently under development to understand when and how changes may impact your plans and plan participants



Financial Tools for the Trades

An Online Financial Education Course for Apprentices

Building on the proven curriculum developed by Port Jobs, this online course is designed to help apprentices build a solid financial foundation. It points out questions to think about as they are getting started in their jobs, and in their lives in general, and provides tips that can be uses to prepare for the future.


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Financial Tools for the Trades

An Online Financial Education Course for Apprentices

Building on the proven curriculum developed by Port Jobs, this online course is designed to help apprentices build a solid financial foundation. It points out questions to think about as they are getting started in their jobs, and in their lives in general, and provides tips that can be uses to prepare for the future.

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