FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2022
Contact: Katherine Trombetta
Department of Workforce Development Receives Go-Ahead to Apply for Grant Funding
Springfield City Council has approved a bill to allow the Department of Workforce Development to apply for two grants through the Apprenticeship Building America program authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor. If awarded the ABA grantees will work with a range of partners to support the development of a registered apprenticeship ecosystem for public entities.
The first grant ask is for $3 million and will be used to ensure equitable pathways for individuals through pre-apprenticeships that lead to a registered apprenticeships. The second ask is for $6 million and will be used to invest in an apprenticeship hub to facilitate the establishment, scaling and expansion of equitable registered apprenticeships for public sector career paths.
“If awarded, we will use the $3 million grant to establish and develop pre-apprenticeships that lead to registered apprenticeships for public sector jobs throughout southern Missouri, ensuring everyone has access to these career paths,” said Sally Payne, Director of Workforce Development. “If we are awarded the $6 million grant we will create a network or hub to teach other public entities how to create or expand registered apprenticeships within their county or municipality,” Payne added.
For more information please contact Communications Coordinator Katherine Trombetta at 417-880-6306 or [email protected]
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