Hope Training Academy recently Named in historical first Cohort Apprenticeship Ambassador by U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship

Hope Training Academy is honored to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to serve as an Apprenticeship Ambassador. Our organization was chosen as part of the first inaugural cohort of 207 officials and organizations. The Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative, developed in 2021 by Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, brings together industry, labor, education, equity, and workforce leaders to partner with the Office of Apprenticeship.

This two-year appointment will allow Hope Training Academy to directly share our experiences and collaborate with the DOL to champion apprenticeship opportunities. HTA and our fellow ambassadors will amplify the value of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy in high-demand industries, such as tech, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. Notably, we will partner to develop and expand Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for historically underrepresented populations.

As Apprenticeship Ambassadors, HTA will continue our work to solve the digital skills shortage and diversify the workforce through tech apprenticeships. Our academy will continue to serve underserved groups and underrepresented populations, like women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities.

The Office of Apprenticeship will collaborate with Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote Registered Apprenticeship as part of the department’s commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act on Aug. 16, 2022. HTA will continue to also participate in the National Apprenticeship Week program to educate and promote this important event.