Grants and Program Initiatives

Grants and Program Initiatives

Apr 6
Faculty & Staff Engagement Day No Classes
Apr 7
Holiday (Good Friday) No Classes
May 29
Holiday (Memorial Day) No Classes
Jun 19
Holiday (Juneteenth) No Classes
Jul 4
Holiday (Independence Day) No Classes


The Office of Grants and Program Initiatives manages the College’s US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. As part of the Apprenticeship program, students receive on-the-job learning through paid positions in their field of study.

There are 3 parts to a registered Apprenticeship:

  1. The Employer is responsible for hiring the apprentice, providing on-the-job learning, and paying the apprentice a progressively-increasing wage.
  2. The Apprentice is responsible for applying, attending work outside of scheduled instruction, and attending class.
  3. The Sponsor—JALC—is responsible for assisting with identifying apprentices, providing related instruction, and performing administrative duties of the apprenticeship program.   

The College currently offers the following 13 apprenticeships; others can be added as needed.

  1. Accounting Technician
  2. Auto Body Collision Repairer
  3. Automotive Technician
  4. Certified Nursing Assistant
  5. Child Care Development Specialist
  6. CNC Machine Builder
  7. Construction Craft Laborer
  8. Electronics Technician
  9. HVAC Installer and Service
  10. Industrial Maintenance Repairer
  11. Medical Assistant
  12. Surgical Technologist
  13. Welder

Once the student has completed on-the-job learning and education requirments, they will be issued a formal certificate from the US Department of Labor, certifying program completion.

To learn more about the apprenticeship program and/or to refer a student, contact the Office of Grants and Program Initiatives via contact information at the bottom of this page.

Click here for more information from the US Department of Labor.

Are you interested in a Registered Apprenticeship?

Tammy Gwaltney – Associate Director of Grants & Program Initiatives
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Extension: 8300

Drew Middleton – Administrative Assistant for Facilities and Grants
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Extension: 8236