President Trump made a mint as the longtime host of “The Apprentice” and later “Celebrity Apprentice” — and on Tuesday he signed an order that will boost funding and cut red tape to expand a popular federal apprenticeship program.
The White House said the move would increase funding for the Learn-to-Earn program by $200 million and help fill some of the 6 million jobs in the US.
“I’ll be signing an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans find a rewarding career, earn a great living and love going to work in the morning,” Trump said.
The order will also reduce onerous regulations that stifled the program, which was backed by the Obama administration and lawmakers from both parties.
“We will be removing federal restrictions that have prevented many different industries from creating apprenticeship programs,” the president said. “We have regulations on top of regulations.…