FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2021
Contact: Elyse Walter, WalterE@michigan.gov
Governor Whitmer Announces Registered Apprenticeship Grants to Support Career Opportunities
Funding will support on-the-job learning and related technical instruction for more than 1,400 Michiganders
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) today announced the recipients of grants totaling $3.1 million to help support the development of 1,417 Registered Apprentice
“As we put Michigan back to work, expanding Registered Apprenticeship programs help Michiganders ent
Funds provided by the awards will help support costs for employer sponsors of Registered Apprenticeship Programs, including on-the-job learning and related technical instruction for new Registered Apprentices.
“Registered Apprenticeship programs allow
Lead partners receiving awards are:
“Michigan Pipe Trades is grateful to Governor Whitmer for her commitment to increasing Registered Apprenticeship opportunities across Michigan and for recognizing the value that piping and other skilled trades offer to our state,” said Price Dobernick, President of the Michigan Pipe Trades Association.
Earlier this year, LEO announced the first round of State Apprenticeship Expansion grant awards, with nine Regional Implementation Consortia recip
“Between the first round of grant awards and this second round, we’ll be supporting the development of meaningful career opportunities for nearl
Partners in the Regional Implementation Consortia include employers, labor, Michigan Works! Agencies, secondary educational partners, postsecondary institutions and others. Employers interested in sponsoring new Registered Apprenticeship Programs or expanding existing programs may be able to work with Regional Implementation Consortia to be
To learn more about registered apprenticeshi