Summary: H.R.5961 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5961. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/25/2020)

Student Apprenticeship Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to certain partnerships to enable the development and implementation of a postsecondary apprenticeship program.

An eligible partnership must consist of (1) at least one institution of higher education, (2) at least one individual employer, and (3) a workforce intermediary (an entity that demonstrates expertise in fostering partnerships in order to support postsecondary apprenticeship programs). Such partnership may also include other entities such as a state agency responsible for administering career and technical education, a labor organization, or an economic development agency.

ED must not provide a grant to a partnership seeking to establish an apprenticeship in construction trades.

A partnership that receives a grant must use the funds to develop and implement a postsecondary apprenticeship program in a high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand industry sector or occupation. Additionally, an apprenticeship shall qualify as a work-study program through which a student apprentice is eligible for federal financial assistance.