US Apprenticeship Programs Get $100 Million Boost

“The U.S. Department of Labor announced February 18 that it would award $100 million in grants to 28 public-private apprenticeship programs throughout the country. The “Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap” program targets funding apprenticeships in the fields of IT, healthcare, and “advanced manufacturing.” Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia made the announcement at a trip to North Carolina State University, which will receive just under $6 million from the program. Other programs will reportedly receive amounts between $6 million and $500,000, although the lowest granted award listed by the Department of Labor at press time was $972,000. The money will come from fees collected from H-1B visa applicants.. Notable recipients include the AFL-CIO, Argentum, the Electrical Training Alliance, community colleges and universities around the country.”

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