The United States Department of Labor has formally recognized The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) U.S. Apprenticeship Program as having approved National Standards of Apprenticeship. As an industry leader in the apprenticeship space, with over 40 years of successful apprenticeship programs across Europe, it has been Dow’s intent to obtain the U.S. Department of Labor registration for its U.S. program.
"We are honored to receive this U.S. Department of Labor recognition, further evidence that our Dow U.S. Apprenticeship Program is successfully advancing Dow's vision of increasing the availability of highly skilled technical workers to support business growth and advance skill development in manufacturing and engineering," said Andrew Liveris, chairman, and chief executive officer of Dow, who was appointed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to lead the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, which has the goal of increasing the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. "With Dow's vast experience and leadership in workforce training we're sharing these ideas with the Trump Administration and demonstrating the opportunity we have to scale national programs to create a 21st century workforce. This focus on workforce training is essential to creating a growing and vibrant U.S. manufacturing sector."