Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez visited Philadelphia to announce the formal launch of the $100 million American Apprenticeship Grant competition. This is the largest single federal investment in apprenticeship ever in the U.S. and it will help transform our workforce for the 21st century. As a backdrop for the announcement, Secretary Perez visited The Urban Technology Project (UTP), a Pennsylvania Department of Labor, registered apprentice program. This program has been a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and Communities In Schools of Philadelphia for fourteen years.
CIS of Philadelphia President & CEO Dawn McCray was filled with pride and excitement, “Today is the culmination of many years of collaboration, partnership and vision with the School District of Philadelphia and Communities In Schools of Philadelphia as well as many other partners. These opportunities are critical to helping young people develop skills and live the American dream.”
UTP offers a unique opportunity to connect young people with hands on learning opportunities through a computer support specialist registered apprenticeship program. The apprentices receive work-based training and gain industry-recognized credentials in information technology while earning solid wages.
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