Iowa Economic Development 15C Grant
The Registered Apprenticeship Development Fund, or 15C, is a grant to increase the number of registered apprentices in Iowa. In 2018 there was $1 million in funding to which only 50% was taken advantage of. The remaining 50% has rolled forward increasing the 2019 total fund to $1.5 million. Last year 25% of the funds awarded went to contractors utilizing CEU Authority Epprenticeship.
Contractors starting a registered apprenticeship program are eligible for up to $25,000 per occupation with a $50,000 cap. Many contractors are multifaceted with plumbing and mechanical technicians; these companies would be eligible for the maximum of $50,000 by starting a registered apprenticeship in plumbing and HVAC. This is also an excellent opportunity for contractors to expand their company into a new trade and hire an apprentice.
15C grant dollars may be used to cover any cost incurred to start an apprenticeship; to include apprenticeship schooling, required tools of the trade, tablets, laptops or computers. Tools alone could cost as much as 10-12,000 dollars. This is an opportunity that benefits employers as well as employees. Apprenticeship is a proven method of growing business as well as elevating the skills and income of the employee.
- Must be a DOL approved apprenticeship program
- Must have 20 or less registered apprentices.
- 70% of the apprentices must reside in Iowa, the remainder must reside in state contiguous to Iowa
- Existing apprenticeship programs receiving 15B funds are not eligible
- Programs are eligible to apply in the January application window the calendar year after they create a registered apprenticeship program.
- Contact CEU Authority and Register your Apprenticeship Program
- Budget and Document the cost of your Apprenticeship Program
- Enroll your employees in the Epprenticeship Program that is correct for you
- Contact Iowa Economic Development to Start the Application Process
- Submit Application in January of 2020 and wait for the funds to be awarded April of 2020
Online Plumbing, Hydronics, HVAC, Refrigeration, & Electrician Apprenticeship
Announcing LIVE ON LINE, in person and self study apprenticeship. Conformity is not the name of the game here and and we think that is a good thing. We've taken the traditional apprenticeship model broken it down, taken it apart, and rebuilt it to make it desirable for not only the up and coming generation, but today's tradesman too. We look forward to showing you how our program can benefit you and the rest of the industry.
The Improved Method of Epprenticeship Training
Epprenticeship is the only DOL approved Live Streamed Apprentice program for the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Trades. Our proven method keeps apprentices on the job full time and studying in the evenings from the convenience of their own home. Our instructors lead students via a live streamed web meeting with presentations, text book review and experience from their personal careers.
Epprenticeship Accelerated Program
Epprenticeship, there is no quicker way to complete the education portion of an apprenticeship. 2 nights a week for a one year is all it takes. This is a fast-paced program designed for employees that have been in the field and need to complete the schooling portion to sit for licensing test. Apprenticeship programs typically have two requirements; on the job hours plus hours of class. Work next to a skilled journeyperson during day and study with Epprenticeship at night. Contact CEU Authority for questions regarding your state’s requirements.
Our Accelerated calendar is simple. 4 levels completed in 12 months, this means one level per quarter. Our Level 1 begins in January and July and every 3 months the next level begins. We accept transfers from other DOL recognized apprenticeship programs and allow test out of the first 3 levels for the very experienced.