Brown Reintroduces Legislation for National Apprenticeship Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has reintroduced legislation to develop apprenticeship programs across the country.

First introduced in 2019, Brown’s Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act would establish a new grant program to help employers develop apprenticeship programs, create a national network through the Department of Labor to share best practices and establish an evaluation process through the department.

“Apprenticeship programs are the kinds of innovative ideas we need to show students all the career options available, and help put them on a path toward good-paying jobs,” Brown said in a statement. “Apprenticeship hubs will build on that work, and make it easier for high schoolers to take the next step toward securing a good-paying, skilled job.”

Joining Brown in the legislation to the Senate are fellow Democrat Chris Coons of Delaware and Republicans Todd Young of Indiana and Jerry Moran of Kansas.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.