Hutchinson Community College has several registered apprenticeship programs, and many more in various stages of development. Hutch has utilized braided funding to support its registered apprenticeship programs and our students. Some examples include:
- State registered apprenticeship (RTI) funding for the first year of related training instruction, this has been up to $3,000/apprentice for the first year of RTI;
- OJT WIOA funding through our Local Workforce Board, KansasWorkforceONE; a $15,000 grant from the Tyson foundation for equipment for Mechanical Maintenance classes in support of a new mechanical maintenance apprenticeship;
- a gift of $30,000 worth of maintenance and conveyor trainers for the same mechanical maintenance apprenticeship;
- funding from the employers for most of our apprenticeships for tuition and books.
Along with these funds, the college is also exploring grant funding from an area foundation to fund the tuition for a fire science apprenticeship. Hutch CC also has applied for some CARES Act funding to purchase equipment that would support our advanced manufacturing and IT programs/apprenticeships.