skip navigational linksDOL Seal - Link to DOL Home Page
Photos representing the workforce - Digital Imagery© copyright 2001 PhotoDisc, Inc.
September 23, 2008    DOL > WB > Nontraditional Occupations   

Nontraditional Occupations

The Women's Bureau is pleased to announce the 2003 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grantees:

Northern New England Tradeswomen, Inc., Essex Junction, Vermont
Nontraditional Employment for Women, New York City
Women's Resource Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chicago Women in Trades, Chicago, Illinois
Area Resources for Community and Human Services, St. Louis, Missouri
Montana Job Training Partnership, Helena, Montana
Tradeswomen, Inc., Oakland, California
Women in Non Traditional Employment Roles, Long Beach, California
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc., Portland, Oregon
HRC, Inc., Wasilla, Alaska

View brief descriptions of their projects.


The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Act of 1992 authorized the WANTO grant program. The Women's Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services have jointly administered the program.

From 1994 through 2003, the Women's Bureau and ETA awarded over $8.6 million in 81 grants to 37 community-based organizations to provide technical assistance to employers and labor unions to enable them to recruit, hire, train, and retain women in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations.

Notice for 2004

In 2003, the Women's Bureau and ETA awarded the final WANTO grants. No grants will be awarded in 2004.

May 2004

Phone Numbers