From the U.S. Department of Labor:
The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance Grant Program is intended to provide technical assistance to employers and labor unions to encourage employment of women in apprenticeable occupations and nontraditional occupations (A/NTO), specifically by:
• Developing (establishing, expanding, and/or enhancing) pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or other nontraditional skills training programs designed to prepare women for careers in A/NTO;
• Providing ongoing orientations or other resources for employers, unions, and workers on creating a successful environment for women in A/NTO; and/or
• Setting up support groups, facilitating networks, and/or providing supportive services for women in A/NTO to improve their retention.
Applicants may propose to provide technical assistance to support women’s participation and success in the full range of industries in which women are historically underrepresented or where women are disproportionately concentrated in the lower-wage occupations. Such industries include but are not limited to: advanced manufacturing, construction, energy, health care, information technology, finance, and transportation.
Applications are due by Monday, July 8th. Click here for more information on this opportunity.