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US Department of Labor: Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance Grant Program

Focus Areas:

Job Training for Special Populations 

Apprentices hips

Range:

$350,000 - $750,000

Geographic Focus:

National

Funder Type:

Federal

Eligibility:

Applicants must be community based organizations

Summary:

The WANTO 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: 1) Developing pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or other nontraditional skills training programs designed to prepare women for careers in A/NTO; 2) Providing ongoing orientations or other resources for employers, unions, and workers on creating a successful environment for women in A/NTO; and/or 3) Setting up support groups, facilitating networks, and/or providing supportive services for women in A/NTO to improve their retention. Industries include but are not limited to advanced manufacturing, construction, energy, health care, information technology, finance, and transportation.

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