National Apprentice Week Nov. 2-8
As the national discussion grows over the “skills gap” between students entering the workplace and the needs of business looking to hire new employees, the value of apprenticeship programs has increased to help meet demand. November 2-8, 2015, marks National Apprenticeship Week, an opportunity to increase awareness of registered apprenticeship programs throughout the state of Iowa, as well as the country, and the real world advantages apprenticeship programs offer.
Earlier this month, Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation declaring November 2-8 Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week to recognize the more than 7,000 registered apprentices in Iowa.
“Registered apprenticeship programs enhance economic vitality and lead to a stronger economic environment by producing highly skilled and competitive workers,” said Branstad during the proclamation. “They producer workers with versatile skills and credentials recognized nationally and, often, globally.”
For more information of National Apprenticeship Week, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.