The Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency has been awarded a nearly $300,000 grant to increase the number of women in its Building Futures Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program in the District and expand the program to women in Prince Georges County. "We are so thrilled to have this opportunity to bring more women into the dynamic and growing field of construction, opening the doors for more women to family-sustaining careers," said CSA Executive Director Sonté DuCote. The $297,432 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant is from the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau. To support this effort, CSA will convene a Project Advisory Committee made up of female Building Futures graduates and representatives in the construction industry and invites journeywomen and trades women retirees to volunteer as speakers and mentors for the program. email Client Services Coordinator Sylvia Casaro Dietert at [email protected].
photo: from the "Hard Hatted Woman" documentary