The Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE)
$19,000 Back For An Apprentice?
The Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) provides payments to employers who hire (sponsor) and train apprentices in 130 eligible trades. Eligible employers will receive an automatic payment as their apprentice completes each level of training and when they achieve their Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification. Eligible employers can receive up to $19,200 per apprentice over the period of the apprenticeship. This includes a $500 bonus for eligible employers for each completion milestone an apprentice finishes if the apprentice is from an underrepresented group.
Who can apply?
Starting November 15, 2017, all employers who register apprentices in one of 130 eligible trades will be eligible to receive GAGE – grant funding will be triggered by the apprentices completing their first level of in-class training.
How do I apply?
Starting November 15, employers registering an apprentice in an eligible trade will automatically be enrolled in the program. Employers will receive grant payments as the apprentice completes each level of training (payments will begin as early as spring 2018).
How much funding can I get?
Eligible employers can receive up to $19,200 in GAGE funding based on the apprentice’s level of completion and the underrepresented bonus if applicable.
Eligible trades include: Automotive Glass Technician, Tire Wheel & Rim Maintenance, Auto Body & Collision Damage Repair, Transmission Technician, Alignment & Brake Technician, Motorcycle Technician, Truck-Trailer Service Technician, Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Truck & Coach Technician, Automotive Painter, RV Technician and dozens more. REMEMBER: Posting for an Apprentice is FREE on CarsAndJobs.com! For more information and to learn about compensation levels, simply click HERE.