OMA to Pursue Federal Apprenticeship Grant

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced $150 million in grants to support sector-based approaches to expand apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors.

According to the DOL release, “This grant program aims to accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships to new industry sectors, and to increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans. …

“There are more than 6.6 million job openings in the U.S., many of which require advanced skills.

“The Department will award up to $150 million in H-1B funds to approximately 15 to 30 apprenticeship programs, with awards ranging from $1 million to $12 million. The grant size will depend on the size of the targeted industry sector and the proposed scale of the apprenticeship projects.”

OMA together with its workforce partners plans to pursue a portion of the dollars in support of Ohio manufacturing apprenticeships. 7/26/2018