Senators Introduce Bill to Open Access to Apprenticeship Programs for Veterans

Senators Tom Cotton (R., Ark. ) and Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) introduced the VALOR Act, which will help military veterans have more access to apprenticeship programs.

Currently, private apprenticeship training programs in multiple states are required to register with each state’s approval agency, which increases the amount of paperwork and review processes they have to go through. Because of this, some of these programs have decided to limit themselves to a smaller number of states and have been discouraged from opening up programs for veterans.