Passport to Apprenticeship


Assistance for Former/Current Foster Youth and Unaccompanied Homeless!

Scholarships for Apprentices

The Passport to Apprenticeship program is designed to remove barriers for people in state-recognized apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs who have experienced foster care or homelessness, so that they can complete their apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship program. Passport to Apprenticeship covers occupational-specific costs (i.e. tuition for classes, occupation-related tools and clothing, electricity bills, etc.), and provides case management to help support apprentices and pre-apprentices with their long-term goals.

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following four criteria:

    • Currently 18-20 years old
    • Have experienced foster care after age 13 OR homelessness within the last year
    • Have earned a High School Diploma or GED
    • Are in a state-recognized apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship program

*COVID-19 Update- Our staff is working remote Monday-Friday and is readily available to meet virtually or over the phone with you during this difficult time*.

What can we help with?

  • Hygiene
  • Prepaid Phone
  • Phone Bill
  • Electricity Bill
  • Bus Pass
  • Gas Cards
  • Professional Clothing
  • Work Clothing
  • Work Tools
  • Licensing Fees
  • Emergency Services (Rent, Utilities, Car Repairs, etc.)
  • Union Dues and/or Initiation Fees
  • Apprenticeship Books and Tuition

To get started, fill out the enrollment form here and email it to us.

To apply or  more information/questions, please contact:

Emily Stochel, Apprenticeship & Outreach Specialist


[email protected]

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