National Apprenticeship Week

November 17 – 23, 2024

Started during President Obama's administration in 2015, National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration of apprenticeship. Industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.

NAW gives organizations an opportunity to illustrate how provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as developing the workforce needed to rebuild our country's infrastructure and support increasing demand for clean energy projects.

Visit the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) website to find an event near you, to participate in the social media campaign, access resources, and more.

Thursday, November 21


Since the First National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) in 2015, Tradeswomen organizations around the United States have celebrated the Thursday of NAW as Women in Apprenticeship Day.

Mayoral Proclamation

Thank you to Portland Mayor, Ted Wheeler, for recognizing Thursday, November 16, 2023 as Women in Apprenticeship Day!

View the Proclamation here!