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  • 2021

    National Apprenticeship Week 2021

    November 15th-19th is National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). Take advantage of NAW to learn more about apprenticeships, and if they might be a good fit for you or your company. This weeklong nationwide celebration brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeships. Find events, proclamations, and more on the Apprenticeship Illinois National Apprenticeship Week page.

    Job Seekers, are you interested in starting a new career or changing careers but unsure if the traditional classroom setting is for you? Getting into an apprenticeship program could be a perfect alternate path to reach your career, training, and employment goals. Apprenticeships use a 'learn while you earn' model combining on-the-job training with classroom instruction leading to earning a nationally recognized credential. Apprenticeships continue to expand across the state, learn how to get started here.

    Employers, do you have a difficult time filling positions or know that many of your employees may retire soon? Apprenticeship Navigators are dedicated to helping employers start or expand apprenticeship programs. Explore apprenticeship benefits and how to get started here. Apprenticeships can help you build and retain a skilled workforce! Employers may also receive tax credit per apprentice, learn about the eligibility requirements and certification process on Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's website.

    Partners, easily celebrate NAW 2021 using the Social Media Toolkit to copy/paste posts on social media using the hashtags #NAW2021 and #ApprenticeshipIL. Join a webinar with an Apprenticeship Illinois Zoom Background (Options 1, 2, 3). Let us know if you're holding an event or have a Proclamation, we'll feature it on Illinois' National Apprenticeship Week page.

    Employers and Partners are invited to the Get to Know Apprenticeship Illinois webinar series with a different topic each day from 9:00am-10:00am. Access the webinar registration, flyer, recording, and materials here.

    Find apprenticeship events near you and more resources on and Apprenticeship Illinois. Visit the Illinois workNet Event Calendar for other upcoming events as well.

    If you missed this week's livestream, be sure to check out the recording that navigates through Apprenticeship Illinois and offers helpful information about apprenticeships. Follow us on Social Media for the latest on #NAW2021 and #ApprenticeshipIL:


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