Happy 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week


NAW is a week-long nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship. NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s most pressing workforce challenges.

National Apprenticeship Week reminds Americans of the tremendous benefits that Registered Apprenticeships provide to workers and employers,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “A long-honored approach to educating workers and preparing them for stable careers, today’s Registered Apprenticeships are being revitalized here in the U.S. as a proven strategy that equips workers – especially women and other underrepresented and underserved communities – with marketable skills sought in high-demand industries.”

In the U.S., more than 808,000 people work as apprentices in high-demand industries, including information technology, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, education, construction, transportation, cybersecurity, clean energy, financial services and agriculture.  KRWA is one of 34 state rural water associations with active registered apprenticeship programs to address the need to recruit, train, and retain the next generation of water workers!