This guidance announces plans to further support statewide apprenticeship expansion by granting FY18 apprenticeship funds appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 201 8. This new funding opportunity has three primary goals:
1. To expand the number of apprentices in RAPs nationwide;
2. To support and encourage RAP diversification, including increasing the diversity of apprentices and growing apprenticeship across industry sectors; and 3. To support the integration of RAPs into state workforce development, education, and economic development strategies and programs, ensuring that apprenticeship is a viable career path for youth, adults, career seekers as well as a valuable workforce development strategy for businesses.