“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
Thousands of Career Seekers, Sponsors and Stakeholders across the country are committed to sponsor, host and attend events in their city in support of National Apprenticeship week. To host or attend an event in your community, click the link below.
REGISTER EVENTAmerican Apparenticeship Week 2016 - REGISTER EVENT
President Barack Obama proclaimed the week of November 2, 2015, as the first Annual National Apprenticeship Week, also referred to as NAW. Across the nation through over 300 events in 47 states, communities large and small recognized the important role Apprentices play in offering employers an opportunity to develop a highly skilled workforce to help grow their business and career seekers the chance to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed.
This November 14 – 20, 2016 we will celebrate the second annual National Apprenticeship Week and we want this year’s celebration to be bigger and touch even more communities. NAW offers Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices, and gives Employers, Education, Industry Associations, Labor, Elected officials and other critical partners the opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship meets their needs for a skilled workforce.
Last year's Inaugural National Apprenticeship Week was highly successful, spurring over 300 events in 47 States across the Country. President Obama kicked off the week with a Presidential Proclamation which started a movement that generated 57 additional State and Local proclamations. Check out the NAW 2015 Report for more detailed highlights from last year's inaugural National Apprenticeship Week.
There are many ways to join this National Apprenticeship Week Movement. Examples include:
You can also participate by acquiring a National Apprenticeship Week Proclamation. Check out our NAW 2016 proclamations.