November 2023

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National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together various organizations, from employers and labor organizations to education providers and government leaders. They gather to give Registered Apprenticeship the high five it deserves! This training model is the superhero of our economy, promoting racial and gender equity and creating a fast lane to quality jobs as well as creating a mechanism for employers to address their workforce issues. It's a surefire way to support underserved communities and build a better future for all.


This year's theme, "Registered Apprenticeship: Superhighway to Good Jobs," says it all! It's the perfect reflection of how Registered Apprenticeship is the turbo-boost we need to zoom past any roadblocks in our way. Plus, it promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the workplace! It's the ideal way to get access to well-paying jobs for individuals who've been historically underrepresented, like women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities. It's also a smart way to fill workforce shortages in teaching, advanced manufacturing, clean energy, cybersecurity, and other high-flying sectors. Let's keep the celebration going!

Kick Off National Apprenticeship Week With IL!

Illinois NAW Apprentice Signing Ceremony

Heartland Community College | 3 PM - 4 PM


Join Daniel Serota, Chair of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Apprenticeship Committee and Vice President of Government & Public Relations at Aon and Debra Cremeens-Risinger, Illinois State Director, US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship for the official State of Illinois kick-off to National Apprenticeship Week.

The event will include a presentation of a NAW proclamation to Heartland Community College recognizing its leading role advancing the development of DOL Registered Apprenticeships in Illinois and a signing ceremony recognizing the newest class of employees accepting the opportunity to upskill through registered apprenticeships and their visionary employers investing in their employees and communities to build the diverse, equitable talent of today and tomorrow.

National Apprenticeship Week Webinars

Get Ready... to Meet the

Illinois Apprentice Ambassadors!

Get ready to meet the Illinois Apprentice Ambassadors during National Apprenticeship Week! These inspiring folks will be the shining stars of apprenticeship programs in Illinois, sharing their stories of success and spreading the word about apprenticeships to job hunters and employers.

The Apprentice Ambassador Program is a network of champion apprentices and seasoned graduates from all walks of life, representing various industries and regions across the state. This fantastic opportunity is brought to us by the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board's Apprenticeship Committee.


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