WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that they would be awarding a $300 million grant to the North Georgia Goodwill.
The Department of Labor awarded these grants in six states through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional occupations program.
According to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, "Apprenticeship programs are effective pipelines into growing industries. But too often, these programs are not as accessible to women. The federal grants announced today will better connect women with apprenticeships, helping them to gain skills in fields that offer long-term career opportunities."
In ordnance with the grant, each grantee will be required to place at least 50 participants annually and at least 100 participants over the life of the two-year grant into a Registered Apprenticeship program.