FCA International (FCA) commends President Trump and his Administration in recognizing the role of registered apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. Specifically, regarding their proposed rule issued on Monday, June 24, 2019 by the U.S. Department of Labor that would create Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).
"As a premiere construction association that has worked together with our labor partner (the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades) to initially secure and invest in full accreditation with the U.S. Department of Education for our registered apprenticeship programs, we strongly oppose the insertion of the IRAPs in the construction industry, and we firmly support their exemption being a permanent part of the final rule," Anthony Darkangelo, CEO of FCA International, said.
"Over the last several years, our contractors have walked the halls of Congress and visited the White House to better educate legislators and regulators about the finishing construction industry. We intend to do the same throughout this upcoming federal rule-making process to ensure our contractors’ message is heard on the importance of registered apprenticeship programs and their success in our industry."
Click here to read FCA's full press release on the matter.