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DOL to Launch $100 Million Apprenticeship Grant Program

May 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor is making $100 million in grants available to help more workers participate in apprenticeships.

The American Apprenticeship Initiative will officially launch in the fall.

Partnerships — between employers, labor organizations, training providers, government organizations, nonprofits, and others — that create apprenticeships in high-growth fields, such as health care, will compete for the grants.

The initiative will also reward partnerships that align apprenticeships to pathways for further learning and career advancement.

The DOL also announced a separate initiative to add $500 million in grant funding to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.

Those funds will be used to expand job-driven training partnerships between community colleges and employers. The application deadline is July 7.

— by Matthew Ozga

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