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Maloney Helps Pass the Bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act

Feb 5, 2021
Press Release

Maloney Helps Pass the Bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass the bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act, a bill that will invest more than $3.5 billion over 5 years in expanding access and opportunities to Registered Apprenticeship (RAs), youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeships program. This bill will also create nearly one million new apprenticeship opportunities.

“As we work to reopen and rebuild our economy, it’s important that we help New Yorkers of every age access new job training opportunities and apprenticeship programs. I’m proud to support this bipartisan bill, and will continue to support bills and programs that will strengthen the Hudson Valley’s economy,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

According to the Department of Labor, 94 percent of individuals who complete Registered Apprenticeships are employed upon completion – making the RA system America’s most successful federally authorized workforce development program. The average starting wage upon RA completion exceeds $70,000 annually.

The bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act will:

  • Support the creation or expansion of registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship programs, including in non-traditional apprenticeship occupations and for nontraditional populations
  • Codify and streamline standards for registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, including requirements for to ensure program quality and worker protections
  • Codify existing regulations and practices to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity to participate in programs under the national apprenticeship system, and to increase diversity in high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand industry sectors
  • Codify the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship
  • Strengthen the connections between the Department of Education and Department of Labor through an interagency agreement to support the creation and expansion of youth apprenticeships, college consortiums, and data sharing agreements.