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ABC joins apprenticeship grant with Department of Education
ABC Delaware has been asked to join as a partner with the Department of Education in pursuing a Youth Apprenticeship grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Delaware's application will focus on the coordination and expansion of the youth and registered apprenticeship system for skilled trades occupations and create an apprenticeship innovation fund. Specifically, the grant will
- align/create youth apprenticeship programs focused on skilled trades across our three (3) vo-tech school districts, Del Tech, and our prison education system;
- engage a number of employer associations (ABC, DCA, AFL-CIO), plus 5 or 6 employers to start) to support curriculum development/coursework and engage their employer members to register youth apprentices and expand pre-apprenticeship programs; and
- create an apprenticeship innovation fund to scale youth and registered apprenticeship programs and employer participation in the existing system and in non-traditional fields and occupations, e.g. IT and hospitality/tourism.
The grant submission deadline is May 4, 2020. We will keep everyone updated on the progress of the grant.