REUTERS/Rebecca Cook - The city of Detroit's, Michigan, skyline is seen along the Detroit river from Windsor, Ontario September 28, 2013.

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Launching a regional apprenticeship program: A Q&A with Amy Cell of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation

March 16, 2015, Joseph Parilla and Alan Berube

Momentum is building in Washington around apprenticeships. In December, the White House announced $100 million in American Apprenticeship Grants, and last month Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) reintroduced the LEAP Act (Leveraging and Energizing America's Apprenticeship Programs), which would provide tax credits to employers that hire apprentices. Indeed, apprenticeships may be one of the few policy tools aimed at boosting stagnating middle and lower incomes that attracts bipartisan support.

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