Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for July 7, 2017

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
Last month the new administration revealed plans for a renewed emphasis on workforce development, announcing an initiative to expand apprenticeship programs into nontraditional industries in an effort to fill a record level of open jobs and draw back millions of Americans who have left the workforce.

The maritime industry is one that continues to benefit from apprenticeship programs, and most training programs include an at-sea apprenticeship.

In a press conference at the White House, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta gave an overview of the President’s plans and took some questions from the press.

Acosta noted that there are currently 6 million job openings in the United States – the highest number of job vacancies ever…
Friday, July 7, 2017
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