Apprenticeship Week 2023

#ApprenticeshipIL #NAW2023

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The 9th annual National Apprenticeship Week is November 13-19, 2023! This weeklong celebration shows apprenticeship's value to the workforce and community and spotlights programs, facilities, and apprentices. Businesses, labor leaders, educational institutions, state/government entities, workforce partners, and career seekers unite as the excitement around NAW attracts a new crowd of curious minds, prospective apprentices, employers, and potential partners.
​​How to Celebrate:​
Illinois NAW23    





2k23 Recap
Illinois broke a personal record with the number of Proclamations signed (115) and Events hosted (239) across the state! Awareness about apprenticeships was raised and conversations were started, because of supporters like you. Keep the interest going with apprenticeship as Apprenticeship Illinois is here year-round. Take a look at the 2023 highlights, scroll through Proclamations to see who supports Registered Apprenticeships, subscribe to the Aprenticeship Illinois Monthly Bulletin to stay in the know, follow us on social media, and check back as we continue to bring new updates. Thank you for helping Apprenticeship Illinois celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2023!

2023 Highlights:

Illinois Events
Join Apprenticeship Illinois in celebrating in-person and online; check out this flyer for details!
Follow the daily social media campaign: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Illinois Proclamations
​Entities declare proclamations to recognize the role of apprenticeships in expanding workforce opportunities.


  • ​State of Illinois - Governor Pritzker (PDF)



  • ​​​Apprenticeship Illinois Committee (PDF)

Illinois House of Representatives
  • Bill Status of HR0497 (PDF)


  • City of Belleville (PDF)
  • City of Bloomington (PDF)
  • City of Collinsville (PDF)
  • City of Fairfield (PDF)
  • City of Galesburg (PDF)
  • City of O'Fallon (PDF)
  • City of Macomb (PDF)
  • City of Monmouth (PDF)
  • City of Olney (PDF)
  • City of Peoria (PDF)
  • City of Quincy (PDF)
  • City of West Chicago (PDF)
  • County of Adams (PDF)
  • County of Brown (PDF)
  • County of Clark (PDF)
  • County of Coles (PDF)
  • County of Effingham (PDF)
  • County of Hancock (PDF)
  • County of Hendersen (PDF)
  • County of Jasper (PDF)
  • County of Lawrence (PDF)
  • County of Madison (PDF)
  • County of McDonough (P​DF)
  • County of Pike (PDF)
  • County of Schuyler (PDF)
  • County of Warren (PDF)
  • Village of Carol Stream (PDF)

  • ​​​​Architectural Ironworkers Local Union 63 (PDF)
  • Bloomington Normal Area Electrical JATC (PDF)
  • Bricklayers Local #8 (PDF)
  • Champaign-Urbana-Streator-Pontiac Local 601 NECA IBEW JATC (PDF)
  • Chicagoland Laborers (PDF)
  • Chicagoland Roofers JATC #5 (PDF)
  • CWLP & IBEW Local 193 (PDF)
  • Corn Belt Energy Corp & IBEW Local 51 J.A.C. Lineman (PDF)
  • Danville NECA/IBEW Electrical JATC (PDF)
  • Finishing Trades Institute of DC14 Chicago (PDF)
  • G.L.A.B.A.P. Boilermakers (PDF)
  • Glaziers & Painters (PDF)
  • Great Lakes Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program (PDF)
  • Heat & Frost Insulators JATC Local 81 (PDF)
  • IBEW Local Union #9 Middle States (PDF)
  • IBEW Local 34 NECA/JATC (PDF)
  • IBEW Local #51 & MJM Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PDF)
  • IBEW Local 117 JATC (PDF)
  • ILLOWA Sheet Metal Workers Local 91 JATC (PDF)
  • Ironworkers Local 1 JAC (PDF)
  • Ironworkers Local Union 380 JATC (PDF)
  • Ironworkers Local Union 392 (PDF)
  • JAC Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 149 (PDF)
  • JATC of PHCC & Local 160 (PDF)
  • Lake County JATC Local 150 IBEW (PDF)
  • Local 25 Plumbers & Pipefitters JATC (PDF)
  • Mid-America Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Fund (PDF)
  • ​​​​Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice & Training Program Southern Illinois (PDF)
  • ​NECA-IBEW Local 461 JATC (PDF)
  • NECA-IBEW #702 J.A.T.C. (PDF)
  • Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Fund (PDF)
  • Operating Engineers Local 318 Apprenticeship & Advanced Training (PDF)
  • Operating Engineers Local 649 JATC (PDF)
  • Operating Engineers Local 965 Apprenticeship & Skills Improvement (PDF)
  • Plasterers & Cement Masons OPCM 90 (PDF)
  • Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 143 JAC (PDF)
  • Plasters Local 90 JATC (PDF)
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 551 JATC (PDF)
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 99 (PDF)
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 101 (PDF)
  • Plumbers' JAC Local 130, UA (PDF)
  • Quad City Ironworkers JATC Local Union 111 (PDF)
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 218-D (PDF)
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 218-S (PDF)
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 268 (PDF)
  • Southern Illinois Builders Association (PDF)
  • Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council (PDF)
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 69 (PDF)
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers 97 - Sarver (PDF), York (PDF)
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 112 (PDF)

Education Entities

  • College of Lake County (PDF)
  • Collinsville Area Vocational Center (PDF)
  • Elgin Community College (PDF)
  • Geneseo School District
  • Governor State University (PDF)
  • Harper College (PDF)
  • Heartland Community College - Coming Soon
  • High School District 214 (PDF)
  • Illinois Eastern Community College (PDF)
  • Kaskakia College (PDF)
  • Lake Land College (PDF) 
  • Waubonsee Community College (PDF)


  • YWCA of the Quad Cities (PDF)
  • Youth Workforce Development Foundation (PDF)
  • Troy Maryville St. Jacob Marine Chamber of Commerce (PDF)
  • Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County (PDF)
  • Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (PDF)
  • Saint Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries, Inc. (PDF)
  • Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois (PDF)
  • West Star Aviation - Coming Soon


  • Jersey Community Hospital (PDF)
  • UWNI (SwedishAmerican Hospital) (PDF)
  • Hamilton-Ryker TalentGro (PDF)
  • IPC International, Inc. (PDF)

  • ​Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (PDF)
  • Calumet Area Industrial Commission (PDF)
  • CompTIA+ (PDF)
  • Holly's House of Hope (PDF)
  • Midwest Career Source (PDF)
  • SkillsUSA Illinois (PDF)
  • UNITE HERE Chicago Hospitality Institute (PDF)​

Apprenticeship Week Toolkit
It's easy to celebrate Apprenticeship Week with resources from Apprenticeship Illinois and the U.S. Department of Labor. Save time with templates to amplify events and messages. Entities declare support through a Proclamation. Spread the word about an event using promotional flyers. Find and share events on the Event Calendar. Post on social media by copying/pasting posts from the ready-to-use toolkit with designated hashtags and graphics. Questions? Need Assistance? Contact Us!


Submit Proclamations:
Submit Events:
Submit Event Highlights:


DOL Themes​
​This year's theme is "Registered Apprenticeship: Superhighway to Good Jobs." The U.S. Department of Labor is celebrating NAW with daily themes:
  • November 13: Apprenticeship for Youth
  • November 14: Apprenticeship in New & Emerging Industries
  • November 15: Expand Apprenticeship to Underserved Populations
  • November 16: Women in Apprenticeship
  • November 17: Apprenticeship for Veterans & Federal Employees

Blast from the Past
Check out how Illinois celebrated Apprenticeship Week over the years: