CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) today announced that they will be celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor's seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by hosting several events across the state, including a proclamation signing by Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, November 16th at the DWS office in Cheyenne. Earlier this month, Governor Mark Gordon declared November 15-19 National Apprenticeship Week in Wyoming.
In addition to Tuesday's proclamation, the Casper Workforce Center is co-hosting a "career exploration week," a combination of virtual and in-person events to allow jobseekers to explore apprenticeship opportunities. The event is free to attend, and interested persons may register here.
On Friday, DWS is co-hosting a virtual "Healthcare Accelerator" to showcase how registered apprenticeships may help healthcare providers fill the shortage of workers. The event is free and open to the public. To attend the healthcare event, please register here.
NAW was established by the U.S. Department of Labor to celebrate the significant impact Registered Apprenticeship programs have had in re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. Hundreds of NAW events and activities will be taking place all over the country, to include open houses, skill competitions, community forums, apprentice graduations, business open houses, high school and college career fairs, apprenticeship signing days, industry roundtable events, diversity and inclusion dialogues, and more.
"Registered Apprenticeship is a proven way for Wyoming jobseekers to obtain pathways to secure, high-paying careers," said DWS Director Robin Sessions Cooley. "We are proud to support National Apprenticeship Week and to showcase the impact apprenticeships have on building a thriving workforce in Wyoming." Director Cooley added that participating in NAW is a great way for jobseekers to get a feel for the variety of Registered Apprenticeships in Wyoming, which vary from IT to healthcare to the skilled trades.
To learn more about National Apprenticeship Week, please visit apprenticeship.gov.