November 13th - 19th is Apprenticeship Week


National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a National Celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community. The weekly events highlight the benefits of Apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

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Did you know Colorado has over 200 apprenticeship programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor? Apprenticeship opportunities exist for a wide-range of individuals from age 16 and up, in all regions of the state, and in a variety in industries.
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What is an Apprenticeship?


Apprenticeships are an earn-while-you-learn training model that combines structured on-the-job training, job-related education, and a scalable wage progression. They offer a flexible training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business.
 


Benefits for Your Business


Registered Apprenticeships help businesses thrive. For every dollar spent on apprenticeship, employers get an average of $1.47 back in increased productivity. (U.S. Department of Labor) 

Apprenticeships: 
  • Develop highly-skilled, highly productive employees 
  • Increase safety in the workplace 
  • Create a more diverse workforce and new pool of workers 
  • Reduce turnover rates Increase productivity 
  • Lower recruitment costs