Apprenticeship State Expansion Grant

The Department of Workforce Services is working with the Office of Apprenticeship with a grant from the US Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) statewide that includes technical assistance for businesses to register a program.

A RAP is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Interested in becoming an apprentice? Check out registered apprenticeship programs in Wyoming.

Benefits of RAPs include:

  1. Skilled, local workforce development
  2. Increased Productivity
  3. Reduced turnover and associated costs
  4. Increased diversity

Five Key Components of a RAP:

  1. Industry Led
  2. Structured On-The-Job Training
  3. Related Instruction
  4. Wage Progression
  5. Industry Recognized Credential Upon Completion

Goals for this effort include:

  1. Diversification of industries with registered apprenticeship programs, and
  2. Enrolling apprentices from underrepresented populations such as youth, women, individuals with low-incomes, communities of color, Native Americans, Veterans, persons with disabilities, and ex-offenders.

Funding Options Available to Support RAPs. For more information about RAPs, visit here.

Interested in learning more about RAPs in Wyoming? Contact Lukas Cramer, ASE Program Lead at (307) 777-5727 or lukas.cramer@wyo.gov

Strategic Plan for Expanding Apprenticeship Models in Wyoming