Recognitions and Celebrations

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.

  • LGBTQ / Pride Month

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Initially, in the United States celebrated the last Sunday in June as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to cover a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, and concerts. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The annual celebratory month is to recognize the influence that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, and across the globe.

    Caribbean Heritage Month 

    Caribbean American Heritage Month was established to generate and publicize knowledge about the contributions of Caribbean people to the United States. This year marks the fourteenth celebration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

    National Immigrant Heritage Month

    America is, and has always will be a country made up of immigrants, and immigrant descendants. Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America.

    National Career Nursing Assistants' Day (June 10)

    National Nursing Assistant Week (June 10 - 17)

    Certified Nursing Assistants Week (June 10 - 14)

    Men's Health Week (June 11 - 17)

    National HVAC Tech Day (June 22)