U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta last week toured the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 100’s Apprenticeship Training Center in Suitland, Maryland.
Earlier in the week, SMART’s General President Joseph Sellers, Jr., participated in a meeting of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion at the Department of Labor. The Task Force – which includes business, labor, educational institutions, trade groups, workforce advocates, and public officials – discussed best practices regarding how to expand apprenticeships across industries.
“Apprenticeships are a pathway for many Americans to learn the skills they need to secure the freedom o provide for their family’s future, said SMART General President Joseph Sellers, Jr.
Secretary Acosta commented on his appreciation for the opportunity to tour the Local 100 Training Center. He added that “seeing apprentices in action and learning more about how the program works provide helpful insight as the Administration works to expand apprenticeships nationwide.”
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