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Guthrie, Davis Host First Official Apprenticeship Caucus Event

Washington, DC, July 12, 2018
Tags: Education

Washington, DC– Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA-53), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, today hosted the first official event of Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus.

Guthrie and Davis launchedthe bipartisan Apprenticeship Caucus this spring to look at ways Congress can support apprenticeships as a means to help people enter the workforce. The Apprenticeship Caucus now has 22 members from both sides of the aisle who represent districts around the country.

The Apprenticeship Caucus invited stakeholders to participate in a roundtable discussion today and offer ideas on how Congress can help expand apprenticeship programs and raise awareness for them.

“Congresswoman Davis and I launched the Apprenticeship Caucus because we recognized the important role apprenticeships play in helping people enter the workforce and improve their careers,” said Guthrie. “We need more skilled workers in our economy, and apprenticeships can help bridge the skills gap. I was proud to join with her today to host a roundtable discussion so we could hear from industry experts about ways Congress can continue to support these programs. After today’s successful event, I look forward to continuing our work with the Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus.”

“Having a prepared workforce with access to high-quality jobs is key to economic growth and a strong middle class,” said Davis. “Congressman Guthrie and I established the bipartisan Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus to provide Members of Congress access industry experts and policymakers to find innovative solutions for students across the country. I know this will be the first of many events to explore the importance of raising awareness and expanding quality apprenticeship programs.”