TransPORTs is a U.S. Department of Labor industry intermediary and official partner in expanding registered apprenticeship programs for ports and multimodal TDL companies across the U.S. We are a national registered apprenticeship sponsor which means we can register companies' program under our sponsorship. In addition we can provide potential sponsors with...

Program Development and Management Expertise

Our team has a combined total of more than 60 years in registered apprenticeship program development, support, sustainability and expansion. TransPORTs apprenticeship specialists can provide you with everything you'll need to secure internal support for launching or expanding a program, developing and implementing the program, creating effective partnerships, and monitoring your apprentices' performance. We will work closely with you to:

  • Help your HR department and corporate leaders understand the registered apprenticeship model of workforce development including its benefits and implementation requirements
  • Identify existing apprenticeship program models for your company's critically-needed occupations
  • Connect you with local, state, regional and national resources to assist with your program development and long-term success
  • Create a related technical instruction (RTI) outline based on your specific input and workforce needs
  • Submit your registration paperwork to your state apprenticeship agency or through the U.S. Department of Labor if you want to sponsor your own program
  • Assist you with program updates as your workforce needs evolve

Download the U.S. Department of Labor "Quick Start Toolkit"

Technical Support

Our apprenticeship specialists can assist you by:

  • developing a related technical instruction (RTI) and workplace learning plan that provides both on-the-job and classroom/online/hybrid instruction to ensure they gain the knowledge, skills and competencies you need
  • securing RTI partners (i.e. community and technical colleges, industry association training partners, online training sources, etc.) to provide the best, most appropriate and convenient classroom, online or hybrid instruction
  • providing customizable apprentice performance tracking tools, program marketing and outreach materials

Incentive Funding

TransPORTs is able to provide negotiated incentive funding to companies, organizations, community colleges or unions that commit to either start or expand a registered apprenticeship program. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The funds can be used by apprenticeship sponsors to pay for:

  • costs related to design, launch and registration of apprenticeship programs
  • classroom education or online training programs for apprentices
  • other direct costs related to apprentice on-the-job training (excluding apprentice wages)
  • training equipment for apprentice programs
  • curricula development
  • train the trainer costs or activities (with TransPORTs approval for planned work/expenses) and/or
  • financial assistance to support apprentices’ persistence in apprenticeship (i.e. transportation, childcare, tools and supplies)

In addition our apprenticeship specialists can help you identify federal, state, and local funding sources including grants, block funding, tax credits, educational subsidies, Veterans' benefits and more.

Download the U.S. Department of Labor "Federal Resources Playbook for Registered Apprenticeship"

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