AGC Commends DOL Attention on Expanding Apprenticeships

Urges Inclusion of Construction Industry to Help Solve Workforce Shortage
AGC joined a group of organizations commending the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Task Force on Expanding Apprenticeships for its final report. In a letter addressed to DOL Secretary Acosta, the Jobs and Careers Coalition supported the core recommendation and urged the Department to move forward with the vision laid out by the task force. The coalition did however share several concerns with the task force’s recommendations on how implement a new Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) model.  Two main concerns shared were the lack of inclusion of traditional industries with apprenticeships as possible pilot programs and not being able to consider participants as apprentices for the purpose of meeting Davis Bacon Act wage requirements, specific to the construction industry.
For more information, contact Jim Young at [email protected] or (202) 547-0133 Claiborne Guy at [email protected] or 703-837-5382.

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