This week is National Apprenticeship Week and companies across Kentucky are celebrating.
November 15 – 21, 2021 is the 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week. This annual celebration is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the impact apprentices have on our industry.
Apprentices might be junior team members, but they bring incredible value. As full-time employees, they bring their great work to every project while learning on the job and preparing for a long-term construction career. Though each apprenticeship occupation has its own standard training outline, the Registered Apprenticeship Program model is a proven, industry-driven training method that provides a critical talent pipeline to help address our current labor shortage.
National Apprenticeship Week is dedicated to honoring these successful programs that have helped rebuild the economy, advanced racial and gender equality, and supported underserved communities. Leaders nationwide will be hosting events to showcase the successes of their Registered Apprenticeship program, honor the hardworking apprentices, and educate the public on their impact, including Kentucky businesses and organizations. Find an event near you:
Council of State Governments Webinar- A Pathway to Recovery: Utilizing Apprenticeships
November 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Apprenticeships are a proven economic development tool that states can utilize as they recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Speakers from CSG and the Urban Institute will share numerous tools, resources, and technical assistance opportunities to help state policymakers grow and improve apprenticeship programming! Learn more about diversity and inclusion, data collection and analysis, and standards and best practices of apprenticeships during the webinar.
KTECH Apprenticeship Virtual Summit
November 18th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hazard Community & Technical College – Hazard, KY
The summit is completely virtual and free to attend. It will include sessions on employer engagement and the role of intermediaries, creating pathways to success, student success stories, youth apprenticeship, adult apprenticeship, registered apprenticeships, dual credit enrollment, building partnerships, networking opportunities, and how local organizations can be an asset.
Registration to the summit will enter you to win the door prize drawing at the end of the summit.
Registered Apprenticeships Webinar: the one solution for recruitment, training, and retention!
November 18th, 10:00 a.m.
Is your business having trouble recruiting qualified workers? Registered apprenticeships can help your business succeed. This U.S. Department of Labor program partners with businesses and labor organizations to help them grow talented workforces. By taking advantage of this program, you can develop highly-skilled and highly-productive employees, reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment and increase safety in the workplace. Join us to learn how you can take advantage of registered apprenticeships today.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
• Human resources personnel and HR consultants
• Business owners
• Employee relations specialists
• Career and technical educators
• Training and development managers
If you are interested in learning more about the education required for a career in construction, start on the I Build America – Kentucky website.
Congratulations to all of Kentucky’s apprentices!