Governor’s Workforce Board announces Non-Trade Apprenticeship Development Grants

The Governor’s Workforce Board announced the awarding of development grants to five organizations throughout the state that will develop new and innovative apprenticeship models. Apprenticeship is an effective workforce development tool that is increasingly gaining recognition as a way to meet employer skills demands while building pathways into the middle class for Rhode Islanders. Non-Trade apprenticeships are models that fall outside the traditional trades such as plumbing and carpentry and into new areas such as Information technology and healthcare.  The Raimondo administration and the federal government have prioritized the development expansion of new and innovative apprenticeship models. Development grants will help these organizations develop the curriculum, skills inventory, training, and infrastructure required to submit the new apprenticeship model to the state apprenticeship council for consideration.

The five recipients are:

Marine Industry Training and Education Council (MITEC)–
Awarded $25,000 for Marine Service Technician Apprenticeship
Partner(s) and Employer Sponsors: The Hinckley Company, New England Tech, American Boat Builders and Repairers Association

Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation   –
Awarded $24,919.80 for Line Cook Apprenticeship
Partner(s) and Employer Sponsors: Gregg’s Restaurant and Tavern, Davis Career and Technical High School, Rhode Island Hospitality Association

Care New England –
Awarded $25,000 for Community Health Worker Apprenticeship
Partner(s) and Employer Sponsors: Care New England Healthcare System, SEIU 1199NE, Rhode Island College, United Way of Rhode Island, Skills for RI’s Future, Healthcare Career Advancement Program

Providence Community Health Centers –
Awarded $25,000 for Certified Medical Assistant Apprenticeship
Partner(s) and Employer Sponsors: Providence Community Healthcare Centers, SEIU 1199NE.

Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies and Research   –
Awarded $25,000 for Call Center Customer Service Apprenticeship
Partner(s) and Employer Sponsors: Higher Ed Partners/Student Resource Center, LLC, Office & Professional Employees International Union, Local 25

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