CLASP Statement for the Record on Reauthorizing the National Apprenticeship Act

CLASP submitted this statement for the record for the March 4, 2020 House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment hearing on “Reauthorizing the National Apprenticeship Act: Strengthening and Growing Apprenticesips for the 21st Century.” The statement articulates the necessity of addressing equity and expanding access in any forthcoming reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act, particularly with regards to women, low-income students, students of color, immigrants, students impacted by the justice system, and other nontraditional apprenticeship populations. The statement also emphasizes the importance of any reauthorization requiring quality, registered, and comepensated pre-apprenticeship programs.