A local representative was among those who voted for a house measure that would increase the number of available apprenticeships in the United States.
The National Apprenticeship Act would create approximately 1 million new opportunities, and provides funding for apprenticeship programs over the next several years.
Rep. John Katko was among just 28 Republicans who voted for the measure. It passed by a 247-173 vote.
“By providing historic federal investment in the Registered Apprenticeship Program, this bill will add nearly 1 million new apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship opportunities across a wide range of industries,” Katko said. “Locally, these opportunities have helped thousands of young and adult learners gain valuable experience to prepare for highly skilled, good paying jobs.”
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