KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City, Missouri, organizations are among the recipients of pre-apprenticeship grants from the state’s Office of Workforce Development.
The Full Employment Council and Metropolitan Community College were chosen to receive grants of up to $50,000 through the Missouri Apprentice Ready initiative, according to a news release.
Missouri Apprentice Ready launched in February and is “an initiative that invests U.S. Department of Labor funds toward the development of pre-apprenticeship opportunities, supporting pathways to Registered Apprenticeships,” the release stated.
Jeanna Caldwell, manager of apprenticeship and work-based learning, said that the “investment of federal funds” will help the state prepare for apprenticeships and support employers.
“Focusing on pre-apprenticeship will help Missouri build on its already strong record of connecting skilled workers to in-demand job opportunities,” Caldwell said.
Other grant recipients include:
- AFLCIO Missouri Works Initiative.
- East Central College.
- Jefferson College.
- Northeast Missouri Workforce Development Board.
- Special School District of St. Louis County – Adult Technical Education Department – STL Training.
- St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program.
- Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri.
More information about Missouri’s apprenticeship program can be found on the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development website.