Secretary Walsh Recognizes National Apprenticeship Week 2021

The 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is here and takes place November 15 - 21, 2021. Watch the NAW kickoff video from Secretary Walsh for some exciting announcements and join in on the celebration of National Apprenticeship Week.

NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. 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 such as responding to critical supply chain demands and supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, addressing public health issues, and rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.

Get Involved with NAW

Get involved by hosting or attending an event or signing and submitting a proclamation! Be creative: events may include a webinar or virtual convening, publishing a new apprenticeship-related resource or article, holding an apprentice graduation ceremony, etc.

In case you missed it, watch the full recording of the National Apprenticeship Week webinar. Learn from others how they are getting involved in the nationwide celebration. 

Register Your Event

Register your event to appear on our NAW map. For tips on hosting a virtual event, view our guide.

Submit Your Proclamation

Submit your proclamations to appear on our NAW map. Need help securing a proclamation? View templates on our resources page.

Plan & Promote

Explore materials and tips to help you plan and promote your event or secure a proclamation.

Events and Proclamations

Search the map below to find events and proclamations issued by our partners at the local, state, or federal level for NAW 2021.

Need to make changes to a previously submitted event or proclamation? Request updates here.

x Events Registered | x Proclamations Submitted

2021 Events

2021 National Apprenticeship Week Proclamations
LocationDate(s)Host OrganizationDetails
Virtual 11/15/2021 to 11/21/2021 National Rural Water Association
Alaska 11/15/2021 Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Illinois 11/20/2021 Midwest Career Source
Virtual 11/15/2021 to 11/21/2021 Western Virginia Workforce Development Board
Virtual 11/17/2021 Illinois workNet
Virtual 11/15/2021 to 11/19/2021 Western Arkansas Planning & Development District
Virtual 11/17/2021 Mississippi Apprenticeship Program (MAP)
Virtual 11/04/2021 to 11/08/2021 Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
Virtual 11/04/2021 Workforce Solutions North Central Texas
Texas 11/04/2021 Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas
California 09/17/2021 San Joaquin County Office of Education
Illinois 11/19/2021 Northern IL Electrical Training Center
Virtual 11/16/2021 Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Office of Apprenticeship

Celebrate With Us

Share with the Office of Apprenticeship

Follow the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), tag us in photos as you prepare for and host NAW events, and be sure to use the official hashtag #NAW2021 for a chance to be featured.


Also be sure to check out our resource's page for best practices, images, and other helpful content to help promote your event on social media.