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Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

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Just wanted to say that Mark, Michael and Stuart from FMI and Trevor from PWC did an excellent job engaging the classroom in discussion each day, and had a great program format for teaching. The information they brought forward was extremely useful now as I'm sure it will be throughout my career. This was only my 2nd IMPACT course that I have attended, I would like to commend IMPACT on organizing these events for Ironworkers and contractors alike, IMPACT always put on an amazing program, and does a very good job at making these events comfortable and welcoming to attend. I plan to attend more IMPACT events as the information is always very useful and IMPACT does a great job of finding the right instructors for the occasion. I would like to thank everyone at IMPACT for the work they do to set these events up and providing the opportunity to attend these courses.

Regards,

Jacob Wicks
Chief Estimator
JCT Metals Inc.

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Trump expected to change certification for apprenticeships

06/15/2017

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday that would virtually eliminate oversight of government-subsidized apprenticeship programs, according to a source familiar with a draft of the plan.

The draft executive order would shift certification of federally funded apprenticeship programs from the Labor Department to grant recipients, a move that effectively would eliminate government oversight. Right now, companies that receive government funds must report certain information to the Labor Department; under Trump's plan, the companies would essentially monitor themselves, the source said.

Trump is expected to sign the order in conjunction with a policy speech at the Labor Department Wednesday afternoon.

The president's plan would also propose more than doubling the amount allotted for for apprenticeship grants, adding $100 million to Trump's existing 2018 budget request of $90 million. The budget request represented only a one percent increase. The source — who was briefed by a colleague that reviewed a draft of the order last Friday — said the order didn't say how that funding increase would occur; it would almost certainly require approval from Congress.

Trump has sought to make workforce development the focus for his administration this week. He traveled to Wisconsin today with his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, to host a roundtable on apprenticeships at Waukesha Technical College. On Wednesday he will meet with more than a dozen CEOs on the subject.

See original Politico article.

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