National Apprenticeship Week


It's National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)! See the recent DOL blog that includes Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh’s Welcome Video kicking off NAW 2021, the DOL Press Release, and President Joe Biden’s NAW Proclamation

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also provides apprenticeship programs with the opportunity to showcase their programs and apprentices. The week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week this year, National Rural Water Association and Kentucky Rural Water Association invite you to join us as we tip our hats to the Essential Workers of the water and wastewater industry. We also want to celebrate the efforts of our Participating Employers to transform training in our industry by utilizing the registered apprenticeship model.

Registered Apprenticeship is certainly making an impact in the Rural Water community

NRWA recognized all active apprentices that were registered by September 30 by sending them some swag-- an NRWA #Be Essential Apprenticeship hat.  

Dean Kennard, Drinking Water Apprentice at

Morgan County Water District 

Stacy Pedigo, KRWA Circuit Rider, with Joey Davis,

Wastewater Apprentice and his mentor,

Danny Bush, at the City of Greensburg.