Department of Labor To Provide $100 Million in Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor announced that $100 million in grants are available to expand registered apprenticeship programs in high-skilled, high-growth industries like health care, biotechnology, information technology, and advanced manufacturing.
Apprenticeship grants will be awarded to public and private partnerships consisting of employers, business associations, joint labor-management organizations, labor organizations, community colleges, local and state governments, and other nonprofit organizations.
Successful applicants will use the federal funds to develop registered apprenticeship programs that align with other postsecondary education and create career pathways to long-term careers. The grants will also encourage greater access to apprenticeship opportunities for historically underrepresented populations, including women, young men and women of color, people with disabilities, and veterans and transitioning service members.
Funding applications must be submitted by April 30, 2015.