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National Skills Coalition Report: Broadening the Apprenticeship Pipeline

Apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning are important tools for helping workers acquire skills employers need. To reach the most workers and businesses, more work needs to be done to diversify the apprenticeship pipeline to include more women, low-wage workers, and parents of young children. 

Huffington Post: Women at Work Boost U.S. Construction

In recognition of Women's History Month, I've read several pieces about the contributions that women have made in science, the arts, diplomacy, among many other fields.  However, a recent article in the Huffington Post, titled, Women at Work: Pre-apprenticeships Boost Female Construction, talks about efforts to create more opportunities for women to enter and advance in construction, a field historically dominated by men.  

U.S. Department of Labor's Pre-Apprenticeship Resource: Pathways for Women into High-Wage Careers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship (OA) has released several new Pre-Apprenticeship resources. OA recently launched a Pre-Apprenticeship webpage and a just-issued a downloadable guide designed to support efforts to expand quality pre-apprenticeship programs and opportunities for women.

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