Hoeven Announces Funds for Apprenticeships, Job Training for Seniors

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made the following two awards to North Dakota entities:

  • $889,285 to the North Dakota Department of Human Services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The funds will be used to support work-based job training opportunities for lower-income, unemployed individuals 55 years of age and older. North Dakota is one of seven grantees in the country to receive the funds.
  • $437,709 to the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education. This grant will be used to support the state’s efforts to strengthen the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) and address local apprenticeship needs such as enhancing employer engagement and creating positive outcomes for apprentices.

“These grants will help provide quality job training opportunities to North Dakotans looking to gain access to employment,” said Hoeven. “We appreciate Secretary Scalia for supporting our state’s work force.”