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The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers is supporting the Promoting Apprenticeships through Regional Training Networks for Employers’ Required Skills (PARTNERS) Act.

The bipartisan bill expands apprenticeship, work-based learning, and training opportunities to small- and medium-sized businesses, according to the AWFS.

“The most significant challenge in the woodworking industry today is the lack of skilled workers,” AWFS Public Policy Chair Rob Howell said in a statement. “This bill can directly benefit companies in our industry, and will help us build the skilled workforce that we need.”

AWFS will focus on advocacy for the PARTNERS Act during their upcoming DC fly-in (March 27) and will solicit letters of support from member companies in the coming weeks.

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