WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $1.5 million in grant funding available to recruit, mentor, train, and retain more women in quality apprenticeship programs and pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and health care, among other industries.
“Apprenticeships provide a pathway to family-sustaining jobs,” said Women’s Bureau Acting Director Erica Clayton Wright. “As the Trump administration works to expand apprenticeship across all industries and sectors of our economy, we remain committed to advancing women’s access to these opportunities.”
The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program will award $1.5 million to community-based organizations to encourage women’s employment in apprenticeship and nontraditional occupations. Grants will be awarded to up to six community-based organizations. Applicants must provide one or more of the following types of technical assistance:
The Department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration administer the 2019 grants. For information about the program see the Department’s WANTO page.Agency Employment & Training Administration Women’s BureauDate June 7, 2019Release Number 19-0938-NATContact: Laura McGinnisPhone Number 202-693-4653Email firstname.lastname@example.org