DOL Announces Competition for Grants to Train More Women for High-Skill, Nontraditional Jobs

Community-based organizations will be the lucky recipients of $1.9 billion in grant money the U.S. Department of Labor is putting up to train and retain women in high-skill occupations, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology.

DOL said it would award approximately four grants to these organizations to create regional, multi-state Technical Assistance Resource Centers. The centers will support efforts to increase the number of women entering into nontraditional occupations and Registered Apprenticeships. Services to current and potential sponsors of apprenticeship will include providing technical assistance and support related to:

  • Development of connections with pre-apprenticeship programs to prepare women for Registered Apprenticeship programs.
  • Orientations for employers on creating a successful environment for women in apprenticeship.
  • Identifying resources for supportive services including child care, transportation, support groups and other efforts to remove barriers to women succeeding in these industries.

Read more on the program, including how to submit grant applications.

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