Apprenticeship Week Kickoff 2019

Governor Pritzker Kicks off National Apprenticeship Week
Governor Pritzker kicked-off National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 11 - Nov. 17, 2019) in Illinois with a press event in Springfield at the state capital. Apprentices and their host companies from around the state were on hand with the Governor, Lt. Governor Stratton and Director Erin Guthrie of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The apprentices and companies presented a number of sectors and business groups like the Chicago Apprentice Network, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Illinois Workforce Partnership, the Illinois Community College Board and employers representing  banking & finances, IT, manufacturing, construction and the trades, insurance, healthcare, automotive, retail, hospitality and service and even the National Corn To Ethanol Research Center – the only center of its kind in the world.

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