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The bill provides grant programs to the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) within the Department of Labor (DOL). State apprenticeship offices will provide technical assistance, resolve complaints, establish state performance goals, and include a descrption of how its apprenticeship programs align with the skills needs of the state’s employers. The OA will collaborate with the Department of Education to promote integration of apprenticeship programs in secondary, postsecondary, and adult education programs. Grants will be awarded to entites that expand pre-apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs, encourage employer participants, and strengthen alignment between apprenticeship system and education providers.