Hoeven Announces $200K DOL Grant to Support Apprenticeships in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $200,000 to North Dakota Job Service to improve and expand apprenticeship programs in North Dakota. Specifically, the grant will go towards integrating apprenticeships into the state’s education and workforce systems, conducting outreach to start new apprentice programs, promoting greater inclusion in apprenticeships and expanding apprenticeships to new sectors.

“In order to grow our economy, it’s important for us to develop a high-quality, skilled workforce that can meet the demands of potential employers,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant will support improved and expanded apprenticeship programs throughout the state, which will help young people gain the skills they need to be successful in today’s competitive economy.”

Job Service North Dakota works to meet the current and emerging workforce needs of the state by providing services to individuals, businesses and community leaders.