Career-Readiness Training Grants available

Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announces the availability of $290,000 in grant funding to support career-readiness/pre-apprenticeship programming to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship program. DLI seeks program proposals that serve demographics currently underrepresented in apprenticeship.

Grant applications are due Dec. 10, 2020. Learn more about the grant and apply.


A webinar to help with questions and provide additional information about the funding opportunity is 3 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2020.

Funding goals

Apprenticeship Minnesota believes that Registered Apprenticeship continues to be a path to a great career and economic security for Minnesotans. It is committed to opening the door of career opportunities to all by supporting diversity recruitment and career pathway strategies that provide for quality learning, preparation for and connection to Registered Apprenticeship programs. This funding supports the development and delivery of career-readiness training with the goal of targeting and serving people of color, Indigenous, veterans, disabled, women\ and youth 18 to 24 years of age — demographics that currently represent less than one-quarter of apprentices actively training in Minnesota.


This funding opportunity is made possible through U.S. Department of Labor grants to DLI to facilitate and support the expansion of Registered Apprenticeship in Minnesota.