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May 23 2017

PMCA Briefs Oregon Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Opportunities for Veterans in Apprenticeship Program

by Megan Beyer in Uncategorized

This spring PMCA participated in a Senate informational hearing on Veterans in Apprenticeship in response to SB 676, which would have required apprenticeship programs to give credit toward apprenticeship for qualifying individuals who obtained experience in plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting or heating ventilation and air conditioning while in active duty in the armed forces.  While this bill was drafted with good intentions, it was necessary to make it clear why in practice the bill would be problematic for our apprenticeship programs and potentially detrimental to the veterans.  To do this we needed to educate the committee on the tremendous work the construction trades are currently engaging in for our veterans.

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