Apprenticeship Programs Draw National Spotlight but Not Women

Apprenticeship programs that train workers for well-paying, high-demand jobs have benefited in recent weeks from an infusion of federal money and pledges of support from the president and vice president.

But they’re still short on one thing: women. Women account for fewer than 5 percent of the apprentices in many of the nation’s job-training programs, which tend to be clustered in male-dominated fields