Apprenticeship Week - November 14 - 20, 2022



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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 2022 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. Read the State of Illinois' Press Release for National Apprenticeship Week.

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!

Are you hosting an apprenticeship week event? Be sure to register your event with DOL and on the Illinois workNet event calendar.

If you would like for your company to be included in a NAW 2022 recap video, please complete this form.


Get Ready for Apprenticeship Week Toolkit
Apprenticeship Illinois Resources
Proclamation Resource Tools​
Quick Apprenticeship Resources
  • ​Social Media Toolkit for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (Zip File)
    • NAW Social Media Toolkit (Word)
    • NAW Social Media Toolkit (PDF)
    • NAW Apprenticeship IL (PNG)
    • Apprenticeship IL Graphic 1 (JPG)
    • Apprenticeship IL Employers (PNG)
    • Benefits of Becoming an Apprentice (PNG)
    • NAW Graphic 1 with photo (PNG)
    • NAW Graphic 1 without photo (PNG)
    • NAW Graphic 2 (PNG)
    • NAW Graphic 3 (PNG)
    • NAW Graphic 4 (PNG)
  • Apprenticeship Illinois Logo
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    • White Background (PNG)
  • Apprenticeship Illinois Zoom Backgrounds
    • Option 1 (PNG)
    • Option 2 (PNG)
    • Option 3 (PNG)
  • National Apprenticeship Week 2022 Zoom Backgrounds
  • Submit your proclamation


Statement on National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week in Illinois Proclamations

Municipal Proclamations

Building and Trades Councils Proclamations

Governor's Proclamation 2022
  • Belleville (PDF)
  • Bloomington (PDF)
  • Collinsville (PDF)
  • Effingham (PDF)
  • Freeport (PDF)
  • Madison County (PDF)
  • Normal (PDF)
  • Ottawa (PDF)
  • Salem (PDF)
  • St. Clair County (PDF)
  • St. Charles (PDF)​
  • Village of Addison (PDF)
  • Decatur (PDF)
  • East Central (PDF)
  • Illinois Valley (PDF)
  • Livingston & McLean Counties (PDF)
  • McHenry (PDF)
  • Northwestern Illinois (PDF)
  • Southwestern Illinois (PDF)
  • Tri-City (PDF)​
  • Governor Pritzker's National Apprenticeship Week Proclamation (PDF)

Other Proclamations

  • Architectural Metal Trainee School of Local 63 (PDF)
  • Kaskaskia College (PDF)
  • Lake Land College (PDF)
  • Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Association (PDF)

Awaiting Documents:
  • Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local 281
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101
  • IMEC
  • NECA-IBEW Local 176
  • DC14 Apprenticeship Program
  • IUOE Local 965
  • RIA Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center
  • Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice & Training



Apprenticeship Events


NAW 2022 Webinar Series Flyer

View last years' thank you video and the NAW 2021 page.

View the NAW 2021 Media Gallery

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To add your apprenticeship events to the calendar below, view this one-page handout.