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U.S. Department of Labor announces $1.9M funding opportunity; support for women

April 29th, 2016 / By: / Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $1.9 million grant competition to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology. Grants will be funded by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program.

The department will award approximately four grants to community-based organizations to create regional, multi-state Technical Assistance Resource Centers that will support efforts to increase the number of women entering into nontraditional occupations and Registered Apprenticeships.

Eligible applicants include community-based organizations capable of establishing technical assistance resources for Registered Apprenticeship programs to assist women to enter nontraditional occupations.

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