Trump's Executive Order on Apprenticeships

Education -- June 15, 2017

The goal of this executive order is to establish policies to promote apprenticeships and workforce development programs by "easing the regulatory burden on such programs and reducing or eliminating taxpayer support for ineffective workforce development programs".

The order directs the Department of Labor (DOL) to propose regulations which would promote the establishment of "Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships". The DOL will allow "trade and industry groups, companies, non-profit organizations, unions, and joint labor-management organizations" to establish these programs which will be reviewed by the DOL for quality before approval.

The order also directs the DOL to reallocate funding to promote apprenticeships and to develop a task force on the subject.

Finally, the order...

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Executive order on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Education -- February 28, 2017

This order recognizes the importance of Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and establishes an initiative in the Executive Office of the President to increase the role of the private sector in strengthening HBCUs and strengthen the connection between HBCUs and the federal government.

Executive Order - White House Initiative To Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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