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Office of the Future of Work Announces Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

Labor and Employment


The Office of the Future of Work (OFOW) at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will begin accepting applications on November 18, 2022 for the Accelerate Apprenticeship Grants and will host an informational session on November 15, 2022. The funding opportunity aims to increase employer adoption of apprenticeship in the State of Colorado.

“These apprenticeship grants provide an avenue to encourage more employers to utilize the powerful apprenticeship model, and we are looking forward to seeing more Colorado businesses take advantage of this funding opportunity,”  said Katherine Keegan, director of the OFOW. “With more apprenticeships across the state, the more Colorado’s workers and businesses will be prepared for the future of work.”

Colorado employers interested in the registered apprenticeship model can apply for funding to register their own apprenticeship program or join an existing registered apprenticeship program. Employers not yet involved in a registered apprenticeship receive:

  • $5,000 once they register their own or join an existing apprenticeship program and hire an apprentice.
  • $2,500 once they retain an apprentice for six months.
  • Assistance from the OFOW to register or join an existing apprenticeship program.

For more information, including eligibility, details, and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the Office of the Future of Work website.
The OFOW is hosting a virtual informational session on November 15, 2022 at 1 p.m. The session will be recorded and posted on the OFOW website along with all questions that were answered for future applicants to review. Register for the informational session here.

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