By RYAN WICKER
It was announced today by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) that the Omnibus spending bill that was signed last year by President Obama, includes a $90 million Apprenticeship Grant program that will support grants to states in order to increase their capacity to register and oversee apprenticeship programs.
Gillibrand’s pushed this funding effort due to the estimated five million jobs in the U.S. that will go unfilled because of limited postsecondary education and credentials. “If we want our businesses to create new jobs and spur growth in our economy, we must make sure they have access to a well-trained, highly skilled workforce.” said Gillibrand. “The Apprenticeship Grant will fund job training programs that will help to ensure workers are well-positioned to meet the needs of employers. The funding I pushed to secure in the Omnibus will help our businesses expand and put more New Yorkers to work.”
The financial backing will be used to initiate apprenticeship models, as well as fund training programs and support organizations that assist underserved populations in the community.
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