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State funding available to support apprenticeship programs

May 11, 2016
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New funding has now been made available through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (VDLI) to support registered apprenticeship programs for public and private sector occupations in which there have not been apprenticeships traditionally.

New funding has now been made available through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (VDLI) to support registered apprenticeship programs for public and private sector occupations in which there have not been apprenticeships traditionally. The funds are intended to increase the number of RA programs within the public sector and key private sectors including Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Professional and Business Services.

Through the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Related Instruction Incentive Program (ARIIP), VDLI may reimburse the sponsor/employer and state agency up to a maximum of $1,000 annually, per apprentice, for a maximum of 10 apprentices per sponsor. Most registered apprenticeships are no longer than a year in duration and reimbursement may be sought for multiple years. Reimbursement will not be guaranteed, and is subject to available funding on a first-come, first-serve basis after successful completion of coursework.

For more information on ARIIP and incentive funding through VDLI, please contact Ben Bowman, Workforce Development Director, at 434-345-1932 or at bbowman@region2000.org.