Center for Employment Training is pleased to be one of six community-based organizations awarded the 2020 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant through the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.

CET’s goal is to support 75 women in becoming essential trailblazers in non-traditional occupations.

CET seeks to bridge the gap from training to apprenticeship, increase the visibility of women in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations, and support women as they break down gender stereotypes, eliminate the wage gap, and excel in spheres that were once believed to be solely the domain of men.

Grant participants must be enrolled in an eligible CET job training program and authorized to work in the US. Are you Ready? Let us know you are Ready to Enroll and want more information on one of these programs in the WANTO grant.

Participating CET Locations and WANTO eligible programs:

Coachella, CA

Green Building Construction Skills
HVAC Technician & Green Technology

Colton, CA

Automotive Specialist
Green Building Construction Skills
HVAC Technician & Green Technology
Welding Fabrication

El Centro, CA

Green Building Construction Skills
Truck Driver (630 hrs)
Truck Driver I (300 hrs)
Welding Fabrication

San Diego, CA

Green Building Construction Skills
Welding Fabrication

San Jose, CA

Automotive Specialist
Electrician (Residential & General)
Green Building Construction Skills
HVAC Technician & Green Technology

Soledad, CA

Electrician (Residential & General)
Green Building Construction Skills
Truck Driver (630 hrs)
Truck Driver I (300 hrs)

Watsonville, CA

Green Building Construction Skills
Welding Fabrication

WANTO Program Statistics: 78% of the total costs of WANTO is financed with Federal money; The dollar amount of Federal funds for this program is $1,024,998; and 22% and $297,227 are the total costs of the project that will be financed by non-governmental sources.