The Apprenticeship Connections newsletter was created to keep all State Apprenticeship Expansion grantees (Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE), State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE), State Apprenticeship Expansion 2020 (SAE 2020), and State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity, and Innovation (SAEEI)) up-to-date on:

  • New technical assistance resources
  • Grantee reporting updates and reminders
  • Grantee projects and innovative apprenticeship strategies
  • Upcoming events
  • Apprenticeship in the news

Additional newsletter issues with highlights from each issue indicated will be added below as they are published. Prior issues of the newsletter - developed for SAE grantees before the ASE grants were awarded - are located here.


  • Welcome New SAEEI Grantees
  • New OA Competitive Grant Reference Guide
  • New Career Technical Education Resources


  • New QNR Template and Process
  • Revised Apprenticeship PIRL Schema
  • New Veterans, Diversity, and Employer Engagement Resources


  • Newly Redesigned Online Communities
  • New Policy FAQs
  • New Disability Resources


  • FAQs on Grant Closeout and "Other Individuals Impacted by the Grant"
  • New State Profiles on Apprenticeship Participant Tracking and Reporting Strategies
  • Opportunity to Give Feedback on Apprenticeship Grants Data Collection Revisions


  • New Policy FAQs for SAE, ASE and SAE 2020 Grantees
  • New Co-Enrollment Webcast
  • New Equity and Diversity Resources


  • SAE 2020 grantees - WIPS reporting next steps
  • New hub for virtual service delivery resources


  • New Industry Call Series
  • High-Level Overview of WIPS Reporting Elements


  • Creative Commons License FAQs
  • Revisions to the Uniform Guidance
  • 3 new reporting resources for ASE and SAE 2020 grantees: the Apprenticeship PIRL schema, a Reporting and Performance Reference Guide, and Performance Reporting FAQs


  • Next steps in WIPS reporting for ASE and SAE 2020 grantees
  • Apprenticeship Success Stories


  • WIPS Performance Reporting Training Series
  • Definitions of Key Terms on
  • New Apprenticeship Expansion Resiliency Planning Resources
  • Registered Apprenticeship Success Framework from NGA


  • National Apprenticeship Week 2020 Announced
  • WIPS Reporting Roll-Out for ASE and SAE 2020 Grantees
  • Leveraged Funds and Co-Enrollment in WIOA Programs


  • Creative Commons and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Requirements
  • New Resources to Support Women and Youth Apprenticeship