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The Wall Street Journal: Trump signs executive order to expand apprenticeship programs

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President Trump shows off an executive order that aims to expand apprenticeships to train people for millions of unfilled skilled jobs.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that will double federal spending on apprenticeships and direct federal agencies to broadly review job-training programs.

The White House is making apprenticeships the cornerstone of its workforce-training efforts, arguing that hands-on learning is the best approach to help businesses struggling to find qualified employees and to draw back Americans who left the workforce in the wake of a deep recession.

Businesses have told the administration that they are limiting their growth and investment because of concerns over workforce availability and foreign firms are more worried about access to workers than the cost of labor when considering whether to expand in the U.S.

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