Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis named Daniel Villao as chair of the Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The committee is charged with expanding apprenticeships into all sectors of the economy and building partnerships that increase apprenticeship opportunities for Americans.
Daniel Villao is state director of the California Construction Academy, a project of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Labor Center. He brings over twenty years of experience in the construction industry.
Villao issued this statement:
“In this tough economy, apprenticeships train the workforce and provide important pathways to good, lifelong careers. I feel honored to serve the secretary as the new chair of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and look forward to making the US workforce more competitive globally.”