Study; Department of Labor and Industry; apprenticeship programs; report. (HJ529)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Labor and Industry; apprenticeship programs; report. Requests the Department of Labor and Industry to study the need for apprenticeship training programs in Virginia, including (i) the future workforce needs of the construction industry; (ii) the economic impacts of a lack of highly skilled, well-trained craft personnel; (iii) construction industry workforce needs in the Commonwealth in response to potential large-scale investments in infrastructure by the federal government; (iv) what role apprenticeship programs will play in the development and acceleration of new industries, such as renewable energy; (v) whether the expansion of apprenticeships would contribute to greater diversity in construction workforce participation from women and people of color; and (vi) how expanding apprenticeship training programs would affect job security and workplace safety in the Commonwealth. In addition, the Department is requested to undertake an in-depth study of best practices used by state governments and convene a stakeholder advisory group to discuss expansion of critically needed apprenticeship training programs in the Commonwealth's construction industry. Read the Bill »


01/08/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101808D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Rules

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