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My national service program also includes two exciting new components: a National Infrastructure Apprenticeship program and a National Climate Corps. After decades of underinvestment in infrastructure and in the face of the new challenge of climate change, we need to rebuild, reboot and reinvent our local infrastructure.
For these new initiatives, we will work closely with state governments. For infrastructure, the government would enter into public-private partnerships with businesses and unions to offer apprenticeships. Upon completion, participants would receive a professional certificate. For the Climate Corps, participants would assist in clean energy projects, including solar installation, improving building efficiency, developing community gardens and increasing awareness about sustainability.