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The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Grant Applications Due August 16

The U.S. Department of Labor has 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.

The WANTO grant program will award at least $994,000 to community-based organizations to encourage women’s employment in underrepresented occupations and pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. Grants will be awarded to up to six recipients.

Applications are due on 8/16, 4pm EST.

Additional information can be found at the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and grant applications can be found here.

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