The Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation (ARF) is supporting the passage of U.S. legislation that would provide tax credits for donations to worker training, development and apprenticeship programs.
Introduced in March by U.S. RepresentativeLloydSmucker(R-PA-16), the legislation – called the USA Workforce Tax Credit Act (H.R. 5153) – seeks to help “address the nation’s skills gap” in manufacturing, according to USA Workforce, acoalition was founded to advocate for job training policies.
The bill would help the HVAC&R industry, which is facing a widely acknowledged lack of trained technicians who can take over for retiring workers and help advance the adoption of natural refrigerant systems.
The USA Workforce Tax Credit legislation is designed to encourage charitable donations for community-based apprenticeship initiatives, career and technical education, workforce development, and K-12 educational preparedness.