From Technical College System of Georgia:
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is proud to announce the roll out of the High Demand Career Initiatives (HDCI) Program for fiscal year 2023.
As Georgia’s first-ever state-funded apprenticeship initiative, the HDCI Program represents a historic investment by the State of Georgia in registered apprenticeships. The HDCI Program provides funding to Georgia employers to incentivize the creation and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs throughout the state. The program aims to both upskill Georgians and increase skilled talent within Georgia’s high-demand industries.
The High Demand Career Initiatives (HDCI) Program, authorized by Georgia Senate Bill 379, was signed into law by Governor Brian P. Kemp in 2022.
The HDCI program will provide a total of $1M to Georgia employers for the development and expansion of registered apprenticeships. Employers will be able to receive up to $10,000 per apprentice with a maximum of five (5) apprentices per company.
|HDCI Award Funding Range|
|One (1) Year Apprenticeship||$5,000|
|Two (2) Year Apprenticeship||$7,500|
|Three or more (3+) Year Apprenticeship||$10,000|
The program is focused on supporting Registered Apprenticeship expansion in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Agribusiness, Automotive, Construction, E-Mobility, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Supply Chain, Film and Entertainment, Public Services, and Information Technology.
Georgia employers with an active DOL registered apprenticeship are encouraged to apply.
The application window will open on October 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM and will remain open until October 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM. Applications will only be accepted through the online portal at High Demand Career Initiative – TCSG | Technical College System of Georgia and will only be accepted during the designated application window.
Click here for a flyer.
Click here for program guidelines.
All questions and comments should be directed to [email protected].