The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump under the leadership of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, finished its work last week and issued its final report to the President. Almost one year after the group was created by executive order, they identified a number of hurdles to creating the new industry-led apprenticeship programs, including a lack of ‘buy-in’ from the public and a need to hold private certifiers accountable. In its final report, which is available here on the DOL dedicated website, some of the 26 specific recommendations the group made to the President included such things as finding ways to help fund the development of new apprenticeship programs.