National Apprenticeship Week begins November 11 this year. Now in its fifth year, the week is a nationwide celebration sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor with the goal of highlighting the impact apprenticeship programs have on addressing the U.S. skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
National Apprenticeship Week gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and their apprentices. It’s also an opportunity for businesses and community partners to learn more about developing and registering their own apprenticeship programs through DOL’s Registered Apprenticeship program.
Are you an apprenticeship sponsor?
There’s still time to host a National Apprenticeship Week event, or to share a proclamation highlighting your apprenticeship to your broader community. Visit Apprenticeship.gov’s National Apprenticeship Week to learn more about how to plan an event, register an event, or share a proclamation.
You’ll also find a map of nearly 800 events and 100 proclamations from around the country. Take a look at how other apprenticeship sponsors are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019!
Are you interested in developing an apprenticeship program?
If you’re a business or labor organization, an industry association or another kind of workforce intermediary, a community college or the public workforce system, or a community-based or service organization, you can use the Quick-Start Toolkit: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs to get started or continue your apprenticeship planning. The toolkit provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program, from exploring the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to launching a new program.
Are you a career seeker interested in an apprenticeship?
Visit Apprenticeship.gov’s Apprenticeship Finder to search for opportunities in your local area.