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DOL Announces $6 Million in WANTO Grant Funding to Attract And Retain Women in Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Construction

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a $6 million funding opportunity through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program for up to 17 grants to attract and retain women in Registered Apprenticeship programs and industries where they are underrepresented, including construction, infrastructure, healthcare, manufacturing, and cybersecurity.

Administered jointly by DOL’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration, the WANTO grant program supports community-based organizations in their efforts to recruit, train, and retain more women in Registered Apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations. DOL notes that while women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they only account for about 14 percent of all Registered Apprenticeships.

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