Apprenticeship Week - November 13 -19, 2023


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​​Save the Date!
The 9th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is November 13-19, 2023.
Nationwide support for apprenticeships is demonstrated as business and labor leaders, career seekers, educational institutions, partners, and state/government come together. The weeklong celebration is an opportunity for schools, organizations, employers, sponsors, grantees, Navigators, and Intermediaries to showcase programs, facilities, and apprentices while spotlighting the benefits of learning and earning. The excitement around NAW attracts a new crowd of curious minds, prospective apprentices, employers, and potential partners.

Blast from the Past
Check out how Illinois celebrated Apprenticeship Week over the years:
Planning is Underway
Stay tuned and continue to check back as new information will be released for events (in-person and virtual), resources and templates, and announcements to amplify local and regional celebrations. Be sure to subscribe to the monthly Bulletin and follow us on social media to stay current with updates.

It's never too early to start planning! Begin to brainstorm ideas, network and connect to expand partnerships, and build a plan to put ideas into action.
Consider these questions as you plan:
  • How do you envision NAW 2023?
  • Did you hold a successful event in past years? What worked well?
  • What events would you like to see?
  • Are you interested in collaborating with the Apprenticeship Illinois team?
Add apprenticeship events, any time of the year, to Illinois workNet's Event Calendar.

NAW2023 Daily Themes 
U.S. Department of Labor released this year's daily themes:
  • Monday, November 13th: Registered Apprenticeship for Youth
  • Tuesday, November 14th: Registered Apprenticeship in New and Emerging Industries
  • Wednesday, November 15th: Expand Registered Apprenticeship to Underserved Populations
  • Thursday, November 16th: Women in Registered Apprenticeship
  • Friday, November 17th: Registered Apprenticeship for Veterans and Federal Employees

Countdown to NAW23!

Get Ready for Apprenticeship Week Toolkit
Materials are Forthcoming
Social Media Hashtags: #ApprenticeshipIL #NAW2023

Apprenticeship Illinois Resources
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U.S. Department of Labor Resources

National Apprenticeship Week in Illinois Proclamations

Apprenticeship Events
​To add apprenticeship-related events to the calendar below, view this one-page handout.