President Donald Trump signed an executive order expanding apprenticeship programs and vocational training in June, which led to the creation of a task force to identify proposals to promote apprenticeships in the U.S. and the private sector.
“I look forward to contributing to this important task force through my experience and ideas,” Genral President Sellers said. “This work will benefit workers and their families through an established career path and applied education curriculum in support of a new workforce for tomorrow.”
“To close the skills gap,” Mr. Sellers said, “we must give working families the opportunity to learn while they earn as they pursue a demand-driven education. Apprenticeships are a proven form of this and this task force will serve as a way to plan and grow America’s capacity to expand opportunities through apprenticeships."
American workforce faces a skills gap today with 6.1 million job openings in the United States.