The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made $4.1 million available in grants for recruiting, training, mentoring, and hiring women for certain apprenticeships and nontraditional careers. The $4.1 million of funding is a major increase over last year’s awarded amount, which was just under $1.5 million.
In an effort to push and support women into successful careers in typically underrepresented careers – cybersecurity, manufacturing, infrastructure, etc. – the DOL has announced this measure. The goal is to help push more women into quality apprenticeship programs and create paths for women into careers that often see extremely low numbers of females