DOL announces recipients of $20.4m in ApprenticeshipUSA intermediary and equity contracts

By Katie Spiker, September 22, 2016

On September 21, Department of Labor (DOL) announced the recipients of $20.4 million in contracts to expand intermediary capacity and improve equity in registered apprenticeship. The intermediary contracts focused on projects serving either a single industry or multiple industries. The funding for these contracts comes from a Congressional investment of $90 million in Fiscal Year 2016 appropriations and is part of DOL’s overall ApprenticeshipUSA Initiative.

Under Intermediary Contracts, recipients will work to expand apprenticeship programs in healthcare, construction, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, energy, and technology sectors through dissemination of tools and strategies to help employers start and grow their apprenticeship programs.

Recipients of the Intermediary Contracts (and their industries served) are listed below:

  • National Restaurant Association Education (Restaurant and Hospitality)
  • AFL-CIO Working for America Institute (Advanced Manufacturing and Hospitality)
  • AHIMA Foundation (Healthcare)
  • H-CAP, Inc. (Healthcare)
  • Jobs For The Future, Inc. (Advanced Manufacturing)
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (Advanced Manufacturing)
  • FASTPORT, Inc. (Transportation)
  • South Central Louisiana Technical College – Young Memorial Campus (Marine Manufacturing and Technology)
  • North America’s Building Trades Unions (Construction)
  • Washington Technology Industry Association (Information and Communications Technology)

Recipients of the Equity Partner Contracts are tasked with increasing the diversity of apprentices and improving completion and retention rates for underrepresented populations.

Recipients of the Equity Contracts (and their populations served) are listed below:

  • Chicago Women in the Trades (Women and People of Color)
  • Jobs for the Future (Women, People of Color and Disconnected Youth)
  • National Urban League (Women and People of Color)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (Women, People of Color and People with Disabilities)