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.

  • National Native American Heritage Month

    America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. History, heritage, or culture of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are part of every national park and communities across the country today. Every November during Native American Heritage Month and throughout the year, our government peers and partners share history and the continuing culture of America's indigenous peoples. Learn how Cristina RedBear, a boilermaker apprentice, found community, fulfillment, and happiness in her apprenticeship.

    National Apprenticeship Week (November 14-20, 2022)

    National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. Learn more about NAW and find out what NAW activities are happening in your community by visiting our National Apprenticeship Week information.

    STEM Day (November 8)

    Veterans Day (November 11)