National Apprenticeship Week

November 15 – 21, 2021

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.


Tuesday, November 16

LERC Apprenticeship Briefing

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) is hosting a briefing for policymakers and advocates, along with union and industry leaders.

LERC will review the findings from their forthcoming report Constructing a Diverse Workforce: Examining Union and Non-Union Construction Apprenticeship Programs and Their Outcomes for Women and Workers of Color.

The report will also be made available in the coming weeks on their website.


Thursday, November 18

FREE Webinar:
Supporting Women to Success: Jobsite Culture in the Trades

Join Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW) and Oregon Tradeswomen (OTW) in celebrating 2021 Women in Apprenticeship Day

Register for our live webinar Supporting Women to Success: Jobsite Culture in the Trades to learn ways to increase retention of apprentices and a construction workforce by changing jobsite culture.

Hear from industry experts about how implementing a respectful workplace culture can support increased productivity, safety, and retention, not only for women and BIPOC tradesworkers, but everyone.