(Public Now, 7/17/18)
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of funding to help recruit, train, and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and healthcare, among other industries. The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant helps to expand pathways for women to enter in, and lead in, all industries.
‘Under President Trump’s leadership, we have seen a record number of job openings in the United States,’ said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. ‘We must continue our efforts to maximize opportunities for women to enter apprenticeship programs and secure good, family-sustaining jobs.’