U.S. Department of Labor

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LIFT Academy in Indianapolis has announced it’s registered a new apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. It will train new aviation maintenance technicians and pay them for their time. 

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta visited Purdue University Tuesday to announce the school’s Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a $12 million grant to ramp up its cybersecurity apprenticeship program.


During his visit, Acosta talked with students, faculty and cybersecurity business leaders on how the grant might meet the growing industry’s needs. Experts project the cybersecurity field will post between 1.5 million to 3.5 million job openings from now to 2021.