National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Local and National Events


Local NAW Events

Join SEMCA Michigan Works! and industry professionals to learn how setting up your own Registered Apprenticeship will enhance your existing training and allow you to start growing your own workforce from day one of your own Department of Labor approved apprenticeship/training program. Register here.

Why you really need to consider a Registered Apprenticeship.

Henry Ford College | November 16 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Virtual

Launch your Apprenticeship, Launch your Success.

Schoolcraft College | November 17 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | Virtual

Why you Should consider a registered apprenticeship program.

Monroe County Community College | November 18 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | LA-Z- Boy Center 1555 S Raisinville Rd, Monroe

Michigan Works! Association Event

Join the Michigan Works! Association for a FREE virtual panel discussion to learn more about the expansion of Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in the State of Michigan and the impact of apprenticeships on a post-pandemic economy recovery. You will hear from the following federal, state and labor experts.

How Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Can Help with Economic Recovery

Michigan Works! Association | November 19 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Virtual

Moderator: Ryan Hundt, CEO, Michigan Works! Association

  • Russ Davis, State Director, United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship
  • Lee Graham, Executive Director, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 Labor Management Education Committee
  • Scott Jedele, State Administrative Manager for Apprenticeship Expansion, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – Office of Employment and Training
  • Doug Hilburn (recently graduated OE 324 apprentice), Stationary Engineer, Wayne County Airport Authority at Detroit Metro Airport

National NAW Events

  • Mon, Nov 15 “Apprenticeship 2025: A Bold Vision for the Registered Apprenticeship System,” hosted by the Urban Institute. This event will provide an overview for all four of the newly launched Registered Apprenticeship Technical Centers of Excellence  – Diversity and Inclusion Center, Strategic Partnerships and System Alignment Center, Apprenticeship Occupations and Standards Center, and Data Performance and Best Practices – and how they will collectively accelerate progress toward a stronger national apprenticeship system by 2025.
  • Tues, Nov 16 “Youth Apprenticeship: A Vision for the Future, a Plan for Today,” hosted by JFF. Join JFF during this NAW virtual event to discuss the promise of apprenticeship for in-school and out-of-school youth, and learn how leaders across the United States are implementing and expanding these programs in their schools, regions, and states.
  • Wed, Nov 17 “The future of work and the workforce: A conversation with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh,” hosted by Brookings. The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host the U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh for an in-depth conversation on the future of work and the American workforce. Secretary Walsh and Brookings Senior Fellow Nicol Turner Lee will discuss policies to help reorient the labor force to existing market demands and cultivate a 21st century workforce, ensure the economy produces good jobs for all workers, and address issues of equity and inclusion that are critical for historically marginalized populations like people of color, rural, and workers with limited formal education.
  • Thurs, Nov 18 “Best Practices for Recruitment, Retention, and Leadership for Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations,” hosted by the DOL Women’s Bureau. This webinar will share best practices from current and former Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) program grantees and features Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director of the Women’s Bureau and Angela Hanks, ETA Acting Assistant Secretary.
  • Nov 19 “Modern Apprenticeships for a Modern Age: Employers Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the U.S. Registered Apprenticeship System,” hosted by JFF. Join JFF and DOL as they cap off NAW with an exciting event to celebrate the launch of the JFF’s new national Center of Excellence to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Registered Apprenticeship.

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