5 Ways to Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

November 11-17, 2019 marks the fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week, established by the U.S. Department of Labor to celebrate and unite business leaders, labor, educational institutions and Americans interested in apprenticeship programs.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Here’s five ways to celebrate this important week:

Participate: New Apprenticeship Survey

If you’re involved with apprenticeship programs, participate in the Top Trends in Apprenticeship Programs survey. The benchmarking report investigates recruitment and retention initiatives, life skills training, communication and marketing, and mental health initiatives. Participate by Monday, November 18 and you’ll receive a free copy of the full survey results!

Top Challenges for Apprenticeship Programs
Preliminary Survey Findings Show These as the Top Challenges

Get Answers: The Apprenticeship Program Answer Guide

The Apprenticeship Program Answer Guide is an exciting new resource for apprenticeship program coordinators, trustees and directors, and other interested constituents whenever a question arises. The members-only online guide (found on the Foundation’s Apprenticeship Resources page) addresses apprenticeship program topics from top to bottom, with subjects ranging from recruiting to audits to trends and more.

Register Now: Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs

Take a deep dive into effective trust fund management and best practices in apprenticeship programs when you attend the Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs in January in Rancho Mirage, California. Join us as we consider all of the challenges facing this industry and the rethinking required to tackle them. Walk away from this unique conference with actionable takeaways and a new perspective—Register by December 9 to save $300!

Tune In: Apprenticeship Programs: Best Practices On-Demand Webcast

In case you missed Tuesday’s webcast, tune in now on-demand! The webcast focuses on best practices for managing a successful apprenticeship program in the skilled trades. Learn from others who are paving the way with groundbreaking initiatives.

Get the Scoop: German Apprenticeship Tour

In June, the International Foundation offered the German Apprenticeship Program Tour in Munich, Germany, providing apprenticeship stakeholders with a firsthand look at the German apprenticeship model. Attendees toured worksites and learned from those who manage and teach apprenticeship programs. Check out the December Benefits Magazine—hitting member’s mailboxes and inboxes soon!—to read about the lessons learned by attendees and how their experiences will impact their future work.

Happy National Apprenticeship Week!

Brenda Hofmann
Communications Manager at the International Foundation

Trustees and Administrators Institute

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