The Apprenticeship Building America grant provides apprenticeship opportunities in the areas of healthcare, public safety, education, manufacturing, information technology, construction, renewable energy, transportation/distribution and logistics. It was awarded to the Department of Workforce Development in July 2022 by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Department of Workforce Development was one of 39 organizations nationwide, and the only one in Missouri, to be awarded this grant funding. ABA focuses on reaching and engaging traditionally underserved and under-represented populations in a 10-county region in Southern Missouri.
Counties served through this grant include Greene, Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster. To date, we have 12 training partners including Jordan Valley Health Center, CoxHealth, Southwest Regional Fire Academy, Springfield Police Department, Air Services, MO-KAN Iron Workers Local 10, Davis Electric, CNH Reman, Positronic, Select Brands, Third Street Sportswear, and Missouri State University Pathways for Paras. Look for more training partners to come!
If your organization would like to start a registered apprenticeship program, contact Haley Jones-Sides at [email protected]