The State of Michigan Increase Support for Apprenticeship (MRAP) Program

Posted by Linda Mills - On August 12, 2010 (EST)

Update: On July 26, 2010 - The State of Michigan's Chief Workforce Officer and Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Acting Director Andy Levin announced that the State of Michigan will increase support for specific apprenticeship programs from $1,000 to $5,000 per apprentice to better meet the workforce needs of Michigan employers. The Michigan Registered Apprenticeship Pilot (MRAP) program will boost funding for those employers who partner with their local Michigan Works! Agencies to sponsor new apprentices in the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) registered apprenticeship programs. Employers may receive a maximum award of $5,000 to off-set costs associated with apprenticeship programs, including wages, job-related equipment or related technical instruction. The Employer Incentive portion of the award has doubled from $1,000 to $2,000, and the remaining $3,000 must be spent specifically for related technical instruction, which must be provided by the employer or a state-approved training entity. MRAP funds will expire June 30, 2011.

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