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U.S. Department of Labor Expansion Grant

DLI submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Labor on Sept. 6, 2016, to apply for $1.5 million in funding under the federal agency's ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant.

The agency was awarded a grant in November 2016.APEX

Four local partners were included in DLI’s APEX proposal to support efforts to expand apprenticeship opportunities in construction to women, people of color and veterans. The partners are:

Partners were selected based upon program readiness and experience providing construction career readiness training to diverse populations.

Read a U.S. DOL news release about the expansion grant.

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