National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the union construction industry to explain and promote registered apprenticeship and the different career paths in the building and construction trades. Each trade offers a unique opportunity to learn useful skills and have a sustainable and rewarding career. The length of apprenticeship varies depending on the trade, but each offers on-the-job and classroom training from safe, experienced journeyworkers.
Below are the daily themes:
Monday, November 13: Registered Apprenticeship for Youth
Tuesday, November 14: Registered Apprenticeship in New and Emerging Industries
Wednesday, November 15: Expanding Registered Apprenticeship to Underserved Populations
Thursday, November 16: Women in Registered Apprenticeship
Friday, November 17: Registered Apprenticeship for Veterans and Federal Employees
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Building Advantage hosts an annual Construction Career Fair at Fiserv Forum. This year, 1,000 students from thirty-five schools participated in the event along with 43 contractors, union trades and local organizations. Students learned more about each of the trades with interactive hands-on activities.