Communications & Public Affairs
March 9, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: State Rep. Mickey Dollens
Phone: (405) 557-7371
Bill to Increase Opportunity for Oklahoma’s Workforce Passes House
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Mickey Dollens (D-OKC) released the following statement after House Bill 3378, an apprenticeship tax credit bill authored by Dollens, passed the House floor with a bipartisan vote of 72 to 21.
“House Bill 3378 rewards employers that invest in work-based-learning through registered apprenticeship programs,” Dollens said. “The intent is to help bridge the workforce skills gap while offsetting costs associated with program implementation. We know that it usually isn’t aptitude that prevents success after high school but barriers to opportunity. Registered apprenticeship programs represent a way around those barriers and into a career that can support a family. I appreciate the members of the House for passing this legislation, and I look forward to it passing through the Senate.”