Apprenticeship Development Grant Announcement

The Governor’s Workforce Board announces the awarding of development grants to four organizations in Rhode Island that will develop new and innovative apprenticeship models. Apprenticeship is an effective workforce development tool that is increasingly recognized as a way to meet employers’ need for a skilled workforce, while building pathways into the middle class for Rhode Islanders. Non-trade apprenticeships models fall outside the traditional trades, such as plumbing and carpentry, and into new areas such as information technology and healthcare. Governor Raimondo’s administration has prioritized the development and expansion of new and innovative apprenticeship models. The Governor’s Workforce Boards’ Non-trade Apprenticeship Development grants provide resources to develop the curriculum, skills inventory, training, and infrastructure required to submit new apprentice model to the state apprenticeship council for consideration.

The four recipients are:
Recipient: Service Employees International Union – Education and Support Fund
Total Award: $24,955.00
Apprenticeship Model: Family Childcare Provider

Recipient: Southside Community Land Trust
Total Award: $19,242.00
Apprenticeship Model: Sustainable Agriculture/Farmworker

Recipient: Tides Family Services
Total Award: $25,000
Apprenticeship Model: Caseworker

Recipient: RI Institute for Labor Studies
Total Award: $25,000
Apprenticeship Model: Hospitality Occupations

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