Apprenticeship Week - November 15 - 19, 2021

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​National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together business and labor leaders, career seekers, educational institutions, and critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Illinois is celebrating Apprenticeship Week 2021 by hosting a range of events, in-person and virtually, and amplifying local and regional celebrations of apprenticeships. This week provides apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. It provides those curious about apprenticeships a way to learn about the benefits that come from learning and earning.

The week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeships in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of Illinois employers across diverse industries. Come join us!


NAW 2021 in Illinois Video
Download the Apprenticeship Week Webinar Series Flyer (PDF)

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NAW 2021 Employer Thank You

National Apprenticeship Week in Illinois Events

Ranked as one of the top five states offering events, Illinois hosted over 100 events during the 2021 NAW.

View the Department of Labor's NAW 2021 Report.

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​Wednesday, November 3
Event
Time
Location/Link
Get Ready for National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2021 in Illinois Livestream
1:00 pm​Virtual / Recording
​Thursday, November 4
Event
Time
Location/Link
Apprenticeship Webinar for Your Biz
2:00 pm
Contact
​Monday, November 8
Event
Time
Location/Link
​Plainfield East High School Visit
​12:15 pm
​In-Person / Contact
Mentoring Matters: Role of Mentoring in Registered Apprenticeship Programs for Youth
2:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
Tuesday, November 9
Event
Time
Location/Link
​Fox Valley Building & Construction Trades Apprenticeship Expo
​8:30 am
In-Person
​Introduction to Building Trades Apprenticeships: Morning Session
8:30 am​​In-Person 
​Introduction to Building Trades Apprenticeships: Afternoon Session
12:00 pm​In-Person
Apprenticeships: Building Bridges Between Colleges & Employers
12:00 pm
Virtual / Register
Wednesday, November 10
Event
Time
Location/Link
Manufacturing Career Training: Build the Team You Need Now & Into the Future
11:30 am
​Virtual / Register
​Sales Platoon HOH 2021 Q3 Graduation
​4:00 pm
​Virtual / Recording


Monday, November 15
Event
Time
Location/Link
Get to Know Apprenticeship Illinois Webinar Series: Apprenticeship Illinois: A Learn and Earn Strategy
​9:00 am
​District Council Training Center Open House
​9:00 am
In-Person / Contact
National Apprenticeship Week Application Drive
​9:00 am
​In-Person / Details
DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Morning Session
​​​10:00 am
​Virtual / Join
​Apprenticeships 101
​10:00 am
​Virtual / Join
​​Into an Ocean of Tech Talent with Apprenticeship: LinkedIn Live
​12:00 pm
​Virtual / Join
​DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Afternoon Session
​​​​1:00 pm
​Virtual / Join
​Apprenticeship 2025: Bold Vision for Registered Apprenticeship System
​2:00 pm
Tech Apprenticeships Discussion
3:30 pm
In-Person / Register
​Apprenticeships for Tech Accelerator for Employers (Opportunity to Apply)
​All Day
Details

Tuesday, November 16
Event
Time
Location/Link
Get to Know Apprenticeship Illinois Webinar Series: Creating More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Apprenticeships
​​​9:00 am
​Collinsville Apprenticeship Roundtable​
​9:00 am
​Apprenticeships Refreshed
9:00 am​Virtual / Join
​CDSS Apprenticeship Roundtable: Prestige Professionals Parent to Parapro Pipeline
​9:00 am
Virtual / Join
​District Council Training Center Open House
9:00 am​In-Person / Contact
​National Apprenticeship Week Application Drive
​​9:00 am
​​In-Person / Details
​DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Morning Session
10:00 am​
​Virtual / Join
​Apprenticeships/Work-Based Learning Info Session
​10:00 am
​Virtual / Join
​Youth Apprenticeship: A Vision for the Future, a Plan for Today
11:00 am
​Workforce Connection through Apprenticeships
​12:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
​DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Afternoon Session
​1:00 pm
​Virtual / Join
​IAB Digital Media Apprenticeships National Program
​1:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
​Chicago Apprentice Network Fall Event
​4:00 pm
Virtual / ​Register
Discover Apprenticeships
​4:30 pm
Virtual / Register
​Apprenticeships for Tech Accelerator for Employers (Opportunity to Apply)
​​All Day
​Details
Wednesday, November 17
Event
Time
Location/Link
Get to Know Apprenticeship Illinois Webinar Series: Apprenticeship Business Champions: Building In-House Talent
​9:00 am
​Western Illinois Apprenticeship Week Webinar
​9:00 am
​Virtual / Details
District Council Training Center ​Open House
​9:00 am
In-Person / ​Contact
​Future of Work & the Workforce: Conversation with US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh
​9:00 am
​Virtual / Register
​National Apprenticeship Week Application Drive
​​9:00 am
​​In-Person / Details
DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Morning Session
​​​10:00 am
Virtual / Join
​She Can Build It
​10:30 am
​Virtual / Join
​ECC Apprenticeship Fair: Morning Session
​11:00 am
​Virtual / Register
​Apprenticeships/Work-Based Learning Info Session
​12:00 pm
​Virtual / Join
​DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Afternoon Session
​1:00 pm
​​​Virtual / Join
​Celebrate Apprenticeship Week with Illinois workNet Livestream
1:00 pm​​Virtual / Join
​Apprenticeship Twitter Chat
​1:00 pm
​Virtual / Join
​7th Annual Apprenticeship Open House
​3:00 pm
Virtual / Register​
November Workforce 360: Apprenticeship Webinar
​3:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
​What Tradeswomen Say about Needed Changes in the Construction Industry
​3:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
​​ECC Apprenticeship Fair: Afternoon Session
​4:00 pm​​​
​Virtual / Register
​JAC Local 149 Apprenticeship Open House
​5:00 pm
​In-Person / Contact
Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship Program Information Session
6:30 pm
​Virtual / Register

Thursday, November 18
Event
Time
Location/Link
Get to Know Apprenticeship Illinois Webinar Series: Youth Apprenticeship: Supplying Illinois' Talent Pipeline
​9:00 am
​Lincoln Apprenticeship Launch
​9:00 am
​In-Person / Details
​Re-Entry Summit (for Transitioning Inmates)
​9:00 am
​In-Person / Contact
​National Apprenticeship Week Application Drive
​​9:00 am
​​In-Person / Details
​Apprenticeship Information Committee Meeting
9:30 am​​In-Person / Details
DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Morning Session
​​​10:00 am
Virtual / Join
​RLC Apprenticeship Roundtable Discussion
1:00 pm​​In-Person and Virtual
​DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Afternoon Session
​1:00 pm
​ ​Virtual / Join
​RLC Apprenticeship Career Fair
​2:00 pm
In-Person / Register
​National Apprenticeship Week at City Colleges of Chicago
​2:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
Best Practices for Recruitment, Retention, & Leadership for Women in Apprenticeship & Nontraditional Occupations
​​​3:00 pm
​Virtual / Register

Friday, November 19
Event
Time
Location/Link
​Apprentice Recognition & Round Table Discussion
8:30 am​ Virtual / Register
Get to Know Apprenticeship Illinois Webinar Series: Build Your Future Workforce: Meet Illinois' Apprentices
​9:00 am
​National Apprenticeship Week Application Drive
​​9:00 am
​​In-Person / Details
DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Morning Session
​​​10:00 am
Virtual / Join
​Zurich National Apprenticeship Week Summit
​11:00 am
Virtual / Register​
Learn How to Offer a DOL Sponsored HR Apprenticeship
​12:00 pm
​Virtual / Register
​Careers in Construction Await New High School Grads
​12:30 pm
​Virtual / Register
​DC14 Apprenticeship Week: Afternoon Session
​1:00 pm
​Virtual / Join
​Modern Apprenticeships for a Modern Age: Employers Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility in the U.S. Registered Apprenticeship System
​1:00 pm
Recording
2021 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony
5:30 pm
In-Person / ​Contact
​​Saturday, November 20
​Event
​Time
​Location/Link
​National Apprenticeship Week Application Drive
​7:00 am
​In-Person / Details
​Aptitude Test
​7:30 am
​In-Person / Contact
​Construction Union Trades Exam Prep Course
​10:00 am
​In-Person / Register
​"Money Talks" Making Your Money Work for You
​4:30 pm
​In-Person / Contact

​​Saturday, November 27
Event
Time
Location/Link
Construction Union Trades - Exam Prep Course
​10:00 am
​In-Person / Details

Wednesday, December 1
Event
Time
Location/Link
Virtual Apprenticeship Open House
5:00 pm

Virtual / Register

Friday, December 3
Event
Time
Location/Link
Normal Community West High School ​Trades Fair
​10:15 am

​In-Person / Details



National Apprenticeship Week in Illinois Proclamations

Municipal Proclamations 2021
  • City of Belleville (PDF)
  • City of Bloomington (PDF)
  • City of Collinsville (PDF)
  • City of Effingham (PDF)
  • City of Freeport (PDF)
  • City of Geneva (PDF)
  • City of Matoon (PDF)
  • Town of Normal (PDF)
  • City of Ottawa (PDF)
  • City of Paris (PDF)
  • City of Peoria (PDF)
  • City of Rockford (PDF)
  • City of St. Charles (PDF)
  • City of Vandalia (PDF)​

Other Proclamations 2021
  • Avid Solutions Peoria (PDF)​

Building Trades Proclamations 2021
  • ​Central Illinois (PDF)
  • Chicago and Cook County (PDF)
  • Danville (PDF)
  • Decatur (PDF)
  • DeKalb (PDF)
  • DuPage (PDF)
  • East Central (PDF)
  • Egyptian (PDF)
  • Fox Valley (PDF)
  • Illinois Valley (PDF)
  • Kankakee Iroquois (PDF)
  • Lake County (PDF)
  • Lincoln Land (PDF)
  • Livingston & McLean (PDF)
  • McHenry (PDF)
  • Northwest Illinois (PDF)
  • Southwest Illinois (PDF)
  • Tri-City (PDF)
  • West Central (PDF)
  • Will Grundy (PDF)

Governor's Proclamation 2021
  • Governor Pritzker's National Apprenticeship Week Proclamation (PDF)
  • Illinois Department of Labor Press Release for State of Illinois National Apprenticeship Week (PDF)



White House Proclamation 2021

Apprenticeship Illinois Proclamation 2021
​IWIB Apprenticeship Committee Illinois (PDF)

Get Ready for Apprenticeship Week Toolkit

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Apprenticeship Illinois Resources
Proclamation Resource Tools
Quick Apprenticeship Resources
  • Social Media Toolkit for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (PDF)
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