National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration established by the U.S. Department of Labor where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase and promote high-quality, inclusive, in-demand career pathway opportunities through Registered Apprenticeship. Additionally, NAW provides apprentices a platform to share their apprenticeship experience and how it has transformed their lives.

This year, NAW’s theme is “Registered Apprenticeship: Superhighway to Good Jobs,” to reflect the prominence that Registered Apprenticeship has received as a proven and industry-driven training model that expedites the pathway into good jobs and improves diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Registered Apprenticeship is recognized as a key strategy to improving job quality and creating access to good-paying jobs for all, including populations historically underrepresented – women, people of color, and individuals with a disability – and underserved populations, such as youth and young adults. It addresses some of our nation’s pressing workforce shortages in teaching, advanced manufacturing, clean energy, cybersecurity, and other high-priority sectors.

 Above excerpt taken from the Apprenticeship USA page on Apprenticeship.Gov. 

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