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IEC Meets With White House About Apprenticeship

Posted in: Capital Watch

On June 27, IEC National VP of Government Affairs Jason Todd met with Trump administration officials about registered apprenticeship. The meeting was in response to the executive order (EO) the president recently signed aimed at expanding registered apprenticeship.

Todd provided staff with background on IEC’s long-standing registered apprenticeship program and its continued participation with ApprenticeshipUSA and as the only merit shop representative on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. He expressed that the administration could significantly increase the number of registered apprentices in the electrical contracting industry through an expanded ratio of apprentices to journeyman on prevailing wage projects.

IEC will continue to work with the White House and the DOL on apprenticeship and will provide additional guidance as regulations stemming from the EO are released.