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2022 RFA - On-the-Job Training Apprenticeship Reimbursement Initiative

Friday, April 8, 2022

The Office of Apprenticeship, Information, and Training  (OAIT), seeks to expand the apprenticeship program to hire unemployed and underemployed District residents for registered apprenticeship programs in high demand apprentice able occupations.  Additionally, through registered apprenticeship programs, the DOES OAIT expects to work collaboratively with registered sponsors to expand the dynamic work by intentionally hiring DC residents and provide apprentices  with paid relevant workplace experience that prepare them for specialized and skilled employment opportunities in apprenitceable occupations.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a workforce program administered by the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), which provides registered apprenticeship sponsors an opportunity to hire and train apprentices to meet their specific apprenticeship needs, while affording apprentices the opportunity to learn as they earn. Understanding that OJT is a part of all apprenticeship programs, this grant initiative is about supporting the expansion efforts of registered apprenticeship programs to help build up and grow the economy
As a part of the American Rescue Plan initiative and to help the economy recovery support efforts, the On-the-Job Training Apprenticeship Initiative supports On-the-Job-Training (OJT) for registered sponsors and the expansion efforts to hire DC residents. Understanding that the OJT component is a part of all apprenticeship programs, it is the goal of this initiative to support registered apprenticeship sponsors with the expansion of a Sponsor’s Apprenticeship Programs by offering this grant opportunity for registered sponsors to apply and  hire DC residents and continue to support their growing skill set during the grant cycle of this initiative.