National Apprenticeship Week November 14-20, 2022

8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

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View the Factsheet is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.



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Jump start your future, hone your craft, learn from the pros, and build your career through apprenticeship.



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Create your future workforce, improve productivity, and reduce turn-over with a high-quality apprenticeship program.



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Introduce a fast-track path to student employment in high-demand careers.

Office of Apprenticeship Key Initiatives

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)

NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges.

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RA TA Centers of Excellence

Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers of Excellence (RA TA Centers) serve as resources to stakeholders throughout the Registered Apprenticeship system. 

Apprentices Working Together

Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative

Learn how this growing network of over 200 employers, labor organizations, educators, and other stakeholders serve as champions for expanding and diversifying Registered Apprenticeship.

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Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint

Explore Registered Apprenticeship as a recruitment, training, and retention strategy and connect with DOL's Office of Apprenticeship to develop new apprenticeship programs or quickly join existing programs.

Did You Know?

Registered Apprenticeship has a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in high-growth and emerging industries.

$77K Average Starting Salary

Average starting salary after an apprentice completes an apprenticeship program

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93% Employment Retention

Percentage of apprentices who retain employment after apprenticeship completion

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$300K+ Lifetime Earning Advantage

Apprentice graduates earn more over their lifetime compared to peers who don't

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Looking to see who is innovating in apprenticeship? Visit our investments section to learn about current grant and contract awards, and new opportunities you can apply to! You can also check-out our State Tax Credits and Tuition Support, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity information to learn how the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies are supporting apprenticeship expansion and innovation.


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In The News

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The Apprentice Mindset: Career Ready in Four Years or Less

Tidewater Community College is proud to recognize four apprentices on track to becoming certified journeymen in their trades.Read More

FASTPORT Reaches Historic Milestone Facilitating 20,000 Apprentices Into Transportation and Employment and Training Networks

FASTPORT announces that it has facilitated 20,000 apprentices into its national, regional and local employment networks. 

Apprenticeships Are the New Frontier of Teacher Preparation

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have urged states and school districts to create and register apprenticeship programs for teaching.

State Strategies To Foster Inclusive Apprenticeships For People With Disabilities

Building inclusive apprenticeship programs for people with disabilities is a proven strategy that can lead to high-quality jobs.

Celebrate 85 Years of Apprenticeship with Us

We're looking forward to today's chat! #YAchat #NAW2022


Nov 16

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Tuesday of National Apprenticeship Week features Youth and Pre-Apprentice Programs. FLYAP has connected hundreds of students to over 100 companies. We also worked with @UNICONRochester & our government partners to promote apprenticeships at our #NAW2022 kickoff press conferen


Nov 15

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Yesterday @FLOTUS, @SecRaimondo, @SecCardona and I visited @Aon_plc’s HQ, in partnership with Chicago Apprentice Network & @BizRoundtable, to discuss successful Registered Apprenticeship programs jobs in nontraditional fields like finance, insurance and cybersecurity. #NAW202


Nov 15

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