The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $50 million in Apprenticeship Building America grant funding for registered apprenticeship hubs. Registered apprenticeship hubs help employers design, develop and deliver programs and support the establishment, scaling and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in new and fast-growing industries and occupations.

The program seeks to expand DOL’s efforts to expand, diversify and modernize registered apprenticeship. It plans to do this by increasing the number of programs and apprentices, diversifying the industries that use the “earn-as-you-learn” model for workforce development, and improving the access and performance of the programs in underrepresented and underserved communities.

DOL is awarding the grants to nine organizations in California, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington State. The list of recipients can be found on the DOL website here.