Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a stop in central New York on Monday

Gillibrand toured Revere Copper Products in Rome, where she announced new legislation to address the skills gap and enhance job training with apprenticeship programs.

The Apprenticeship and Job Training Program Act of 2015 would create $5,000 credit for employers that use apprenticeship programs to train workers in high-demand professions.

Gillibrand says the bill would also help workers 55 years and older who want to become mentors.  And the bill would allow veterans in apprenticeships to get credit for previous military training and experience,

“If we want our businesses to expand, create new jobs and spur growth in our economy, then we must make sure they have access to a well-trained, highly skilled workforce.” said Gillibrand,

Gillibrand says the legislation has bi-partisan support.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

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