Industry-Driven IT Apprenticeship Grant Program
The Missouri Chamber is helping to diversify and strengthen the IT industry
through the Closing the Skills Gap grant.
Through the Industry-Driven IT Apprenticeship Program, the Missouri Chamber Foundation provides support to IT companies that are creating or expanding registered apprenticeship programs.
The Missouri Chamber Foundation provides an $800-$1,200 reimbursement per apprentice trained by participating companies, while the companies in the grant serve as mentors to each other and share best practices to improve their training and recruiting systems.
Over the four years of the grant, the Missouri Chamber Foundation will help train more than 5,300 IT apprentices. This program is made possible by a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Program by the Numbers
Stats reflect latest data as of November 6, 2023
individual apprenticeships served since March 2020
of apprentices retained as employees after program completion
average yearly salary of apprentices who completed the program
BUILDING A DIVERSE TECH WORKFORCE
The Missouri Chamber works hard to level the playing field by diversifying the workforce and providing life-changing economic opportunity for individuals.
Nearly 40% of apprentices are female
Nearly 48% of apprentices are people of color
Missourians served by this grant have a disability
Missourians served by this grant are veterans
Source: Missouri Chamber Foundation
Apprenticeship Occupation Pathways
IT industry apprenticeships can follow many different paths. Here are a few:
Technical Solution Analyst
Cyber Security Support Technician
Software Developer (IT Specialist)
Health Care Product Consultant
Customer Success Engineer
current employer partners
Take a look at some of the businesses we are currently working with as a part of this industry apprenticeship grant. To learn more about applying for an apprenticeship with one of our business partners, click on their logo below.
Chief of Staff at CyberUp
“CyberUp appreciates Missouri Chamber’s dedication to spreading the word about apprenticeships and the thoughtfulness behind promoting best practices to help make apprenticeship adoption easy for everyone. Their adaptivity to constantly improve the success of the program is great and refreshing to see.”
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Look at our progress in making Missouri one of the nation’s leading states for tech.
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