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Obama announces $175 million in apprenticeship grants

By Laura Putre, for IndustryWeek

Sep 11, 2015

President Barack Obama announced $175 million in federal public-private partnership grants for apprenticeship training that meets local needs.

The American Apprenticeship Grants, administered through the Department of Labor, were awarded to 46 partnerships between employers, organized labor, non-profits, local governments and educational institutions.

A considerable chunk of that funding is tied to the advanced manufacturing sector, from $10 million to the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board for a cross-section of apprenticeships, manufacturing among them, to $4 million to train mechatronics and industrial maintenance technicians and CNC Operators in Pennsylvania.

Also included is $4.9 to Marshall University Research Corp. in Huntington, WV, to fund the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program, expanding apprenticeship opportunities for women, transitioning military personnel, and disadvantaged youth.

Read more about other apprenticeship grantees.