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Larson Votes to Expand Apprenticeship Programs, Critical to Rebuilding Our Economy

February 5, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which would create nearly 1 million new apprenticeships across the country.

“As our country works together to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities will connect workers with stable, good-paying jobs and build back a better economy. Apprenticeships allow workers to be paid while they learn on the job, and 94% of those who complete an apprenticeship are employed earning an annual salary of above $70,000. These opportunities are critical to strengthening Connecticut’s manufacturing ecosystem. That is why I voted for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021,” said Larson.

“The Campaign for Working Connecticut supports Congressman Larson’s vote in favor of the National Apprenticeship Act. Jobseekers, workers, and students must have the knowledge, skills, and pathways to meet employers’ skill and talent priorities if we are to support our businesses, achieve economic growth, and help working people reach financial security. The National Apprenticeship Act will strengthen the connection between the apprenticeship system and education providers, helping position jobseekers with postsecondary degrees and certificates for success,” said Lisa Tepper Bates and Alex Johnson, co-conveners of the Campaign for Working Connecticut, a statewide coalition of partners collaborating to position Connecticut workers, their families, and businesses for success.