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Additional Workforce Programs and Sources of Funds to Support Registered Apprenticeships

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In addition to new funds available through VDOLI and EO 49, Virginia’s local workforce development boards and One-Stop Career Centers have access to federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds that can be directed to supporting employer costs for registered apprenticeships for a broad range of occupations and industries. Such funding and services – available through local workforce regions – include:

The new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) deepens the connection between RAs and Federal workforce development resources, available through local One-Stop Career Centers, by providing:

Program Eligibility for Private-Sector and Public-Sector Sponsors

To take advantage of new federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds that can be utilized to pay for training apprentices, a Registered Apprentice (RA) program must be included in the WIOA state Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).  All RA programs requesting inclusion on the ETPL are automatically eligible to receive federal workforce funding as pre-approved training providers for the workforce system and may receive funding for the following activities:

To become an eligible training provider, interested parties can apply with the local workforce investment board in their local area. All VDOLI recognized RA programs that request to be included will be approved for the ETPL, and have an opportunity to use WIOA funding to support their apprenticeships. Please consider the following pieces of information:

For local workforce system entities – including Workforce Development Boards and the Comprehensive One-Stop Career Centers the Boards administer – RA programs can help meet important workforce system performance metrics. RA is a proven model to help job seekers immediately start working and increase their skills and earnings. RA is an effective strategy for connecting with businesses in diverse fields and meeting their workforce needs. In addition to successfully meeting the needs of employers and job seekers — partnerships with RA programs can positively impact workforce system outcomes across many key measures. Here are a few benefits of creating an RA program:


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