Colorado’s Workforce System Continues to Connect Job Seekers with Apprenticeships, Supported by $500 Scholarships for New Apprentices

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Coloradans entering registered apprenticeship programs are now eligible to receive up to $500 scholarship through an exciting partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and the state’s workforce system. Adults and youth can use the scholarship for tuition, fees, tools, and other training materials.

“Apprenticeship programs allow people to earn while they learn, expanding access to training pathways that lead to reliable and rewarding work for people of all backgrounds,” said Katherine Keegan, Director of CDLE’s Office of the Future of Work. “Apprenticeship scholarships offer all Coloradoans looking to pursue a career path the means to get off to a strong start.” 

Programs in software development, manufacturing, healthcare, and cybersecurity, to name just a few, have proven useful in supplying the talent that organizations need to grow, while also improving workers’ lives. 

Apprenticeship programs also benefit employers: employers can equip apprentices with the exact skills required for the roles they need, apprentices provide diverse perspectives and increase innovation, apprenticeships lower long-term recruitment and training costs, and investment in apprenticeships increase retention.

Job seekers: to learn whether an apprenticeship is right for you and whether you are eligible for up to $500 in scholarship funds, connect with the ASE grant scholarship contact from your county.

Are you an employer interested in starting an apprenticeship? Contact Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to work with a free Consultant.

About the Apprenticeship State Expansion Scholarship
This scholarship is funded through the support of a US Department of Labor (USDOL) Apprenticeship State Expansion grant. Expansion Grants fund states committed to expanding registered apprenticeship to innovative industries and that are committed to using equity driven practice. Learn more here.

About the Colorado Apprenticeship Team
Colorado’s Apprenticeship Team is excited to support employers in developing or expanding registered apprenticeship programs through an innovative partnership between CDLE and Colorado’s local workforce system. Learn more here.