Greetings Apprenticeship Partners,
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development are pleased to share the following reminders and resources with you regarding Registered Apprenticeship Expansion in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) recently announced the availability of State funding to support Related Technical Instruction costs for Registered Apprenticeships in Expansion industries. I am including a link to more information below. Eligible apprenticeship programs are encouraged to apply to the Request for Response (RFR). Please note, eligible applicants must be registered as a sponsor organization with the Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS).
Commbuys link: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?bidId=BD-20-1043-DAO01-32500-45830&parentUrl=activeBids
Bid number: BD-20-1043-DAO01-32500-45830
2. The deadline to apply for the Registered Apprenticeship Tax Credit for Calendar Year 2019 is January 31, 2020. Eligible employers in tech, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that employ registered apprentices may apply for tax credits of up to $4,800 or 50% of wages paid, whichever is less, for each apprentice who meets the program guidelines. Employers are eligible for up to $100,000 in credits each calendar year, and may to apply for the Tax Credit once their apprentices have been employed for 180 days in a given calendar year as of January 1, 2019.
Link to online application, including specific eligibility information: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-a-registered-apprentice-tax-credit-ratc
3. EOLWD has updated the Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Industry Application for sponsors and apprentices in non-traditional occupations. The new application streamlines requests for information and is now available to download online.
Interested employers and other sponsors can start here by submitting Parts I and II of the Expansion Application: https://www.mass.gov/doc/program-sponsor-registration-and-apprenticeship-program-model/download
For additional information, including all Expansion forms, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/guides/registering-an-apprenticeship-program-for-expansion-industries
For more information, please contact:
Patrick Mitchell | Director, Apprenticeship Expansion & Work-Based Learning
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts