The bill grants more federal tax dollars to states that train women for jobs with bigger paychecks — high-demand jobs that are currently predominantly male fields. If passed, H.R.951 would:
- Grant money to states that plan to recruit, train, and retain women for higher paying non-traditional jobs;
- Provide technical assistance and resources to those state-registered organizations;
- Create goals for the number of women that are to be recruited and retained in nontraditional jobs;
- Provide training for ending negative stereotypes of women in nontraditional occupations.
Two years after H.R. 541 is enacted the Secretary of Labor will evaluate the effectiveness of training and retention efforts.