Youth Apprenticeship Week

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Join us for the 1st Youth Apprenticeship Week which takes place May 5-11, 2024.

Building off the success of National Apprenticeship Week, Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW) is a nationwide celebration that highlights the benefits and value of Registered Apprenticeship program opportunities for youth, ages 16–24. Employers, educators, labor unions, workforce professionals, and their partners across the country are launching Registered Apprenticeship programs that allow youth to earn competitive wages while obtaining the relevant training and experience to start their careers, often including the opportunity to earn college credit. YAW is an opportunity for these stakeholders and others to host events across the country to bring awareness of these life-changing Registered Apprenticeship career opportunities for youth and how they create a sustainable pipeline of skilled and diverse talent for the jobs of today and tomorrow for critical industries.

It is never too early to start planning. Here are the daily themes:

  • Monday: “Parents and Guardians are a Priority” in Registered Apprenticeship
  • Tuesday: Youth Apprenticeships: Building Awareness, Myth Busting, Partnering with Educational Providers, and Creating Pathways through Pre-Apprenticeship. 
  • Wednesday: Expanding Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities for Underserved Populations
  • Thursday: National Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day
  • Friday: Federal Partners Day and Call to Action

Youth Apprenticeship Week Factsheet

Learn more about the first Youth Apprenticeship Week May 5-11, 2024, and how to get involved!

How You Can Get Involved

Host a YAW Event:

Explore materials to learn more about YAW and resources to help you plan and promote an event.

YAW on Social Media

Spread the word about #YAW2024 and #ApprenticeshipUSA!

Submit an Event and a Proclamation:

Tell us about your YAW event so we can highlight it on our website.

Events and Proclamations

Search the map below to find events and proclamations issued by our partners at the local, state, or federal level for YAW 2024. 

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

Interested in learning more about Youth Apprenticeship?

Middle and High School Apprenticeship Information

Youth, Teachers, Parents, and Guidance Counselors, click here to learn more about Youth Apprenticeship for Middle and High School Students

Youth Apprenticeship | Apprenticeship.gov

The Roles That Colleges and Universities Play in Apprenticeship

Community Colleges and 4-Yr Institutions, click here to learn more about the roles Colleges and Universities can play in RA

Youth Apprenticeship | Apprenticeship.gov

More to Come!

Stay tuned for more information on future events and announcements leading up to YAW 2024.

Celebrate With Us

Spread the word about #YAW2024 and #ApprenticeshipUSA on social media.