US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES $3.4M FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT, RETAIN WOMEN IN REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS, NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS
Grants address underrepresentation of women in high-growth, high-wage industries
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity of $3.4 million for up to nine grants to attract and keep women in Registered Apprenticeship Programs and industries where they are underrepresented such as manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity and healthcare.
Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration and Women’s Bureau, the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program supports community-based organizations in their efforts to recruit, train and retain more women in Registered Apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations.
While women make up nearly half the U.S. labor force, they comprise only 13 percent of Registered Apprentices.