The second annual National Apprenticeship week is November 14-20, 2016, set aside as a time to highlight the great opportunities that apprenticeships provide for workers and businesses.
Apprenticeships allow workers to earn while they learn, and they allow employers across industries to develop the talent they need to succeed.
“Apprenticeships are experiencing a modern renaissance in America because the earn-while-learn model is a win-win proposition for workers looking to punch their ticket to the middle-class and for employers looking to grow and thrive in our modern global economy”
— U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
Check out these apprenticeship facts highlighted in the president’s Apprenticeship Week Proclamation:
- Registered apprenticeships connect job-seekers to better paying jobs that are in high demand, and by providing hands-on experiences and allowing Americans to earn while they learn, they help workers gain the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in our modern economy.
- More than 90 percent of apprentices find employment after completing their programs, with graduates earning an average starting salary over $60,000.
- Apprenticeship programs also help employers by increasing productivity and innovation with a high return on investment. A variety of industries — from healthcare to construction to information technology and advanced manufacturing — are using apprenticeship programs to meet their workforce needs.
CareerOneStop’s Apprenticeship Finder lets you search for local employers who have offered apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship programs are regulated by states and sponsored by an employer, labor group, or employer association. You can use CareerOneStop’s Apprenticeship Finder to learn more from the agency that regulates apprenticeships in your state, or from a local employer or organization that has sponsored apprenticeships.