As an Intermediary Services provider, TalentGro can identify available grant funds and resources to create and manage apprenticeship programs for employers.  We have several grants that can offset some of the associated program costs.

Providing your workforce with development and training opportunities has proven to increase recruiting and retention.  We encourage you to leverage these valuable grant opportunities.

For more information on these grants, see below.

DoD Grant (MEEP) Scholarships

TalentGro has partnered with Tooling U-SME on a new Department of Defense workforce and education grant to support the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program. The purpose of the grant is to promote manufacturing technologies and   develop a skilled workforce.

TalentGro will focus on workforce training and development for civilian and veteran talent. Through the grant, veterans, separating/retiring military, women, youth and others will be placed into careers in manufacturing.

The grant is aimed at all types and sizes of manufacturing organizations in sectors such as Defense, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices and more.

For more information on this grant, click on the icon to download our Grant Scholarships Information Sheet.

IT/Cyber Defense Apprenticeship:

In collaboration with Google and Jobs For The Future (JFF), Motlow State Community College is offering the Google IT Support Specialist course free of charge for 20 qualified applicants.

Motlow State is building a pathway for students who successfully complete this certificate to earn prior learning credit (PLA) so that they may benefit academically if they choose to enroll into Motlow State’s 2-year AAS, Cyber Defense program.

TalentGro will assist Motlow State by creating a registered apprenticeship for an IT Support Specialist that incorporates the Google Certificate and Motlow State’s Cyber Tech and Help Desk program curriculum.

These apprenticeships will benefit employer partners looking to hire entry-level IT Help Desk staff or upskill their current workforce with high demand IT skills.

For more information on this grant, click on the icon to download our IT/Cyber Defense Apprenticeship Information Sheet.

DoL Grant (Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program)

TalentGro, the Workforce Development Division of Hamilton-Ryker, and Argentum, a national trade association serving companies that own, operate and support professionally managed senior living communities, assembled a consortium of healthcare providers to apply for the “Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gaps” US DOL Federal Grant.

In collaboration with additional employers and educators, our proposed program was awarded nearly $6M in grant funds.

The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has committed to expanding nine existing healthcare apprenticeship paths; and launching at least two new programs in:

  • Cyber Security/Healthcare IT

  • Leadership

For more information on this grant, click on the icon above to download our HAEP Information Sheet for employers. If you have questions, or are interested in participating in the grant, click this link .

Mechatronics Apprenticeship

TalentGro is partnering with Motlow State College in Tennessee for the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) grant project. The grant budget will provide funding toward 10 Mechatronic apprenticeship opportunities and 3 IT apprenticeships.

These grant funds will include $10/hour, for a total of 1800 hours per apprentice, which can be used toward the cost of apprentice wages and intermediary services on behalf of the industry partner. These apprenticeships will begin in February of 2021.

“Our cultural and economic landscape is changing as we have become a high-tech society and culture. We want to give our students the skills necessary for a successful high-tech future,” said Donald Choate, Motlow emerging technology liaison and trainer for Motlow State.

If you are interested in participating in this grant, please contact Shari Franey at

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