The Department of Labor is awarding $175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants, the largest investment the White House has ever made in apprenticeships. The grant will fund 34,000 apprenticeships across the country to support the joint efforts of employers, organized labor, nonprofits, local governments, and educational institutions to expand high-quality apprenticeships.
Jobs for the Future is excited to be one of the grant recipients, receiving $5 million to expand our partnership with the Working for America Institute of the AFL-CIO, Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership, and four other local intermediary organizations to establish and promote the new Industrial Manufacturing Technician hybrid apprenticeship model. The funds will also be used to create 1,450 industrial manufacturing technician apprenticeships across eight states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
Read more information in a recent Boston Globe article quoting Senior Vice President Maria Flynn on this work in the state of Massachusetts.