42 U.S. Code § 16411 - Workforce trends and traineeship grants
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In this section:
(1) Energy technology industry
The term “energy technology industry” includes—
(2) Skilled technical personnel
The term “skilled technical personnel” means—
(A) journey- and apprentice-level workers who are enrolled in, or have completed, a federally-recognized or State-recognized apprenticeship program; and
(b) Workforce trends
The Secretary, in consultation with, and using data collected by, the Secretary of Labor, shall monitor trends in the workforce of—
(2) Report on trends
Not later than 1 year after August 8, 2005, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on current trends under paragraph (1), with recommendations (as appropriate) to meet the future labor requirements for the energy technology industries.
(c) Traineeship grants for skilled technical personnel
The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, may establish programs in the appropriate offices of the Department under which the Secretary provides grants to enhance training (including distance learning) for any workforce category for which a shortage is identified or predicted under subsection (b)(2).