Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

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Rather than helping workers access quality, well-paying jobs, President Trump's deeply misguided proposal would make workers vulnerable to low-quality programs that don't offer the skills or wages apprenticeship programs for which apprenticeship programs are known. Trump tweeted while en route with his daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump. "We have regulations on top of regulations, and in history no one has never gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration".

"It'd be a big mistake for our future", he said.

Before that, the administration outlined a parental leave plan to be administered through the unemployment system.

In April, the White House released a tax overhaul outline, but it was full of holes - even less specific than what it had released on the campaign trail, according to one think tank.

President Donald Trump is expected to focus on workforce apprenticeship programs and make a statement on healthcare during his trip to Wisconsin on Tuesday.

Last month, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to American beef exports, which Spicer said is a $2.5 billion market.

"It locks in a massive (health care) funding disparity between expansion and non-expansion states", said Eric Borgerding, chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

Such workers are deemed essential for any industrial economy that wants to be competitive, including manufacturing-heavy Wisconsin.

Standing on the tarmac at General Mitchell International Airport, Trump said the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is making its way through the U.S. Senate; but no matter how good of a plan Republicans present, it will get zero votes from "the obstructionists". "Scaling is the big issue", said Robert Lerman, a fellow at the Urban Institute.

President Trump will be speaking with the Governors and Workforce of Tomorrow on Thursday, and he will give a speech regarding his latest political initiatives.

A White House spokesperson said the president wants to tackle this issue by expanding apprenticeships and deploying federal funds more efficiently.

In her remarks last week, Ivanka Trump, who also works as assistant to the president, said raising more awareness about the benefits of apprenticeships will play a vital role in the White House's workforce development approach.

Way said the large number of retiring baby boomers has made things challenging. Forty-six percent said they believe the president has attempted to influence the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, while 32 percent said they do not believe that has happened.

In Donald Trump, apprenticeships may have found their ideal salesman. About 95% of employers say they're having difficulty finding skilled and available workers, according to a recent survey by Business Roundtable.

The question: Will they be a factor for those not only without a college degree, which Trump said is an important labor-market sector to address, but for those without a high school diploma?

In addition, some Trump policies also arguably contradict the budget. He used, as an example, the possibility of encouraging more apprenticeship programs to be twinned with people getting college degrees, citing the case of a former student who wanted to be a police officer but got a college degree without being qualified for it. After all, Congress members are the ones who craft legislation.

"But in a certain way, they are far more handsome", the president said. I've been here many times since the election.

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