November 14-20, 2016 is National Apprenticeship Week.
All across the country, organizations are hosting events to spread the news about apprenticeships as a way to attract talent and retain valuable employees.
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.
In the Midwest, many unions are hosting open houses and tours of their facilities to share information on construction apprenticeships. Some sites include the Operating Engineers Local 513 Training Facility in Silex, Missouri, the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Training Facility in Coloma, Wisconsin, and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Wilmington, Illinois.
In Kansas, the Wichita Workforce Center will host a Corporate Leader lunch to talk about Registered Apprenticeship and veterans. Other workforce centers hosting events include the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE).
Mott Community College in Flint Michigan is hosting a number of events during the month of November including a celebration of registered apprenticeship, and a breakfast for employers. Other community colleges such as Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, are offering informational sessions, and Ivy Tech Community College is hosting Job Fairs both in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana.
Nationally, TMC Transportation will be releasing a video on truck driving and apprenticeships.
To see all the events 640 and counting, by industry sector or target group please visit the Department of Labor webiste.