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Apprenticeship programs land $1M in grants

March 17th, 2017

By Alex Brown | Inside INdiana Business

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants in an effort to expand apprenticeship programs throughout the state. The recipients were chosen based on criteria including plans to engage partners to expand apprenticeships to non-traditional sectors and underserved populations.

The DWD says the programs selected will also use the funding for other efforts, such as helping identify ways to promote greater inclusion and diversity in apprenticeships and creating or expanding pre-apprenticeship programs for youth and adults.

"Congratulations to these eight grant recipients that will cultivate apprenticeship programs in growing non-traditional fields and encourage diversity in apprenticeship programs across the state," said DWD Commissioner Steven Braun. "The expansion of apprenticeship opportunities is essential to ensuring Indiana's incumbent workforce possesses in-demand skills in order to fill the one million jobs expected to become available over the next decade."

The DWD says there are 544 registered apprenticeship programs in Indiana that serve nearly 14,000 Hoosiers. You can view the recipients of the grants below and you can learn more about the Apprenticeship Expansion Grant by clicking here.