Rep. Duran's Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act signed
Updated: May 1, 2020
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a number of bills sponsored by House Democrats to help Colorado workers get ahead and into good paying jobs.
Gov. Polis signed SB19-196, the Colorado Quality Apprenticeship Training Act sponsored by Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver and Rep. Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge. This new law will help promote the use of high-quality apprenticeship programs on state public works projects.
In 2018, it was estimated that building trades had a shortage of 60,000 workers in Colorado. The state’s construction industry alone will need at least 30,000 new workers to meet demand in the years ahead.