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 highlighting 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’s never too early to start planning. During Youth Apprenticeship Week 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor will highlight the following key themes:
- Monday, May 6: Parents and Guardians are a Priority in Registered Apprenticeship
- Tuesday, May 7: Building Awareness, Myth Busting, Partnering with Educational Providers, and Creating Pathways through Pre-Apprenticeship.
- Wednesday, May 8: Expanding Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities for Underserved Populations
- Thursday, May 9: National Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day
- Friday, May 10: Federal Partners Day and Call to Action
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.
Submit an Event and a Proclamation:
Tell us about your YAW event so we can highlight it on our website.
See High School Apprenticeship Programs in Action
Check out these videos of current high school apprenticeship programs that are providing meaningful learning opportunities for students.
CareerWise Apprentice Stories
Hear about why apprentices chose an Registered Apprenticeship in high school.
Modern Youth Apprenticeship | JPMorgan Chase and Accenture
Learn how Registered Apprenticeship provides opportunities for underprivileged youth.
Tisha, BizJet Apprentice
Learn how Tisha earned while she learned through Registered Apprenticeship.
Learn how Registered Apprenticeships at Dell in Oklahoma City helps youth apprentices gain life skills and grow their careers.
Workforce OMA Apprenticeships: Get Paid To Learn
Get paid to learn and invest in a life-long career with Registered Apprenticeships coordinated through the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance.
Goodwill Apprentice Skills Transition Throughout Retail Industry
Learn how the Goodwill Industries Registered Apprenticeship program helped Eric Dixon launch his career while still earning a salary.
Healthcare Pathways in Highline School District
Students are getting career and college experience through in various healthcare professions through the Seattle Youth Apprenticeship program.
Youth Apprenticeship in Denver Public Schools
Discover how this Colorado school district co-created an innovation space to bring apprenticeship and work-based learning to their study body and community.
Charlotte Youth Apprenticeship
Hear from high school students, mentors, teachers, and employers in North Carolina about the benefits of hands-on learning and youth apprenticeship.
Interested in learning more about Youth Apprenticeship?
More to Come!
Stay tuned for more information on future events and announcements leading up to YAW 2024.
Celebrate With Us
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