U.S. Department Of Labor Marks Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week From November 8th Through The 14th
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Sunday, November 8th kicks off the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week.
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that gives Labor Unions, businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to highlight their Apprenticeship Programs and Apprentices, and demonstrate the value that Apprenticeship Programs offer businesses, careers seekers and the community as a whole.
The week-long initiative that winds up on November 14th will focus on themes and industries in which Apprenticeships are making a significant difference for American Workers, including technology, health care, financial services, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and more.
“National Apprenticeship Week 2020 will highlight the ways in which Apprenticeships can help Americans succeed in our Nation’s major industries,” USDOL Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch said.
“As our Nation gets back to work, Apprenticeships can help Workers earn an income while learning new skills that will help them succeed in the recovering economy,” he said.
Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways in which employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and transferable credentials.
The USDOL oversees both Registered Apprenticeship Programs and Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, which assist employers in developing an immediate pool of Workers with the right skills for available jobs and allow Workers to get a paycheck from day one as they build skills in a new career.
The mission of the USDOL is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States, as well as to improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment and assure work-related benefits and rights.
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