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Passed House amended (09/29/1992)

Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) to carry out an outreach program to inform employers and labor unions of the availability of technical assistance for preparing the workplace to employ women in apprenticeable occupations and other nontraditional occupations. Requires the Secretary to: (1) provide outreach to employers through, but not limited to, the private industry councils in each service delivery area; (2) provide outreach to labor unions through, but not limited to, the building trade councils, joint apprenticeable occupations councils, and individual unions; and (3) give priority to employers in areas that have nontraditional employment and training programs specifically targeted to women.

Sets forth various activities which may be included under such technical assistance provided by community-based organizations to employers and labor unions. Directs the Secretary to select a total of 50 employers or labor unions to receive such technical assistance.

Requires each eligible community-based organization desiring to receive a competitive grant to provide such technical assistance to employers and labor unions to submit an application to the Secretary. Requires the Secretary to give priority to applications from community-based organizations that demonstrate specified types of experience and that have tradeswomen or women in nontraditional occupations as active members. Sets forth technical assistance application requirements, for employers and labor unions, including specified descriptions, assurances, and commitments.

Directs the Department of Labor to serve as a liaison among employers, labor, and community organizations.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a study of the participation of women in apprenticeable occupations and nontraditional occupations, examining specified topics; and (2) report to the Congress within two years on such study, with recommendations.

Authorizes appropriations for such technical assistance program.