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White House to distribute $90 million for apprenticeships


April 23, 2016
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Apr. 23, 2016 – The Obama administration says it will distribute $90 million this year in an effort to expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.

U.S. vice-president Joe Biden says people who learn skills through an apprenticeship earn more than $50,000 a year on average. Congress has approved the $90 million.

The administration says apprenticeships are helping people land jobs in public transit, information technology and manufacturing.

— With files from The Associated Press