The Office of Apprenticeship is proud to recognize and celebrate the wide range of diversity in our apprenticeship workforce throughout the year. Our calendar below features unique celebratory heritage months, important legislative milestones, as well as celebratory days that highlight talents in different industries and occupations. The many facets of diversity - race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, and religion, to name a few - contribute to our vibrant, talented, and innovative American workforce.
Women's History Month
In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project for being only a week long, Congress passed a publication which selected the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Since then, each president has issued annual proclamations noting the month of March for national recognition. These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific accomplishments women have made over the progression of American history across a wide range of fields.
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
1987 sparked several recognition proclamations, lending to one of important notoriety, the recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This month was proclaimed to destigmatize those with developmental disabilities. Since then, the goal has been to continue to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities and workplaces in which they live.
Women in Construction Week (March 6 - 12)
National Worship of Tools Day (March 11)
World Plumbing Day (March 11)