October 31, 2019

The Apprenticeship Movement Gains Momentum Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in November

Mark your calendars for November 11-17, 2019, to celebrate the 5TH annual National Apprenticeship Week across the country and especially here in Colorado.

IECRM will observe National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) through a week-long celebration that highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries. Click here for details and a schedule of activities.

“It’s a great time to become an apprentice… especially with our newly formed partnership with Emily Griffith and CSU Global that provides greater educational opportunities and services to students seeking to pursue subsequent higher education upon completion of their electrical apprenticeship,” says IECRM Training Director, Paul Lingo. 

IECRM graduates who have earned up to 53 college credits may apply them to a CSU Global bachelor’s degree of their choice. “This partnership with CSU Global is ideal because the structure of their online bachelor’s degree program is a great fit for the working professional,” says Paul. “The 53 credits our students are eligible to transfer to CSU Global from their apprenticeship could be equivalent to almost half of the credits needed to earn their bachelor’s degree – a cost savings of nearly $20,000.” 

Across the country, especially in the skilled trades, organizations and companies will be celebrating and communicating about programs, training, and career opportunities for job seekers and the benefits of apprenticeships as a point of job entry. IECRM believes that more than ever, National Apprenticeship Week can accelerate awareness about electrical contracting apprenticeships and the secure career path this option represents.

Throughout the week, at IECRM, students will enjoy food and refreshments, demos of products from our industry partners, and visits from special guests. 

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration established by the U.S. Department of Labor that brings together leaders in business, labor, educational institutions, and Americans interested in apprenticeships to showcase the positive impact apprenticeship programs have on addressing the U.S. skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.


Join the celebration by hosting an event – such as apprenticeship graduation, business open house, high school career fair, skills competition, or industry roundtable – or submitting a proclamation supporting NAW and apprenticeship.

To participate in IECRM’s Apprenticeship Week activities, contact Training Director Paul Lingo at