Last week, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited Austria and learned more about apprenticeship best practices with a variety of government and industry leaders. This advanced the bilateral relationship based on the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in April 2022 to strengthen U.S. and Austrian apprenticeship cooperation.
Here are a few highlights from Secretary Walsh’s two-day visit:
The U.S. is excited to learn from Austria’s experience to pave the way for more apprenticeship opportunities for its workers. “Expanding Registered Apprenticeships is crucial to creating high quality jobs in new and emerging industries. Building upon the U.S. and Austria MOU signing from last April to expand Registered Apprenticeship programs in both countries supports our commitment to build equitable pathways to the middle class.” – U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh.