Ivy Tech Community College announced Tuesday that it has received a nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help the school with its plan to expand registered apprenticeship programs. PARE helps promote apprenticeship as a viable post-secondary career education option.
It also encourages employers to use apprenticeship as a recruitment, training and retention strategy.
While apprenticeships are available for many technology-related industries, the new funding specifically targets the growing electric vehicle industry, including electric vehicle manufacturing and infrastructure.
“The Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Project provides our state’s Hoosiers with a clear path to high-paying, high-demand employment,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech. “As the engine of Indiana’s workforce, we look forward to leveraging the proven apprenticeship model across a wide range of occupations by supporting more Indiana employers and improving prosperity. of Hoosier.”
The ERAP Project supports Hoosiers of varying skill and education levels, including those with a high school diploma, those wishing to upgrade their skills or who lack certification, and those who are unemployed or considered as underrepresented populations.