October 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor to Mark Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week — November 9-14, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week will occur from November 9-14, 2020.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to highlight their apprenticeship programs and apprentices, and demonstrate the value apprenticeship programs offer businesses, careers seekers, and the community as a whole. The weeklong initiative will focus on themes and industries in which apprenticeships are making a significant difference for American workers, including technology, healthcare, financial services, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and more. 

“IECRM will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020 by highlighting the ways in which apprenticeships can help Americans succeed in our nation’s major industries,” says IECRM CEO, Marilyn Akers Stansbury. “As our nation and Colorado get back to work, apprenticeships can help workers earn an income while learning new skills that will help them succeed in the recovering economy.” 

IECRM invites you to join us to celebrate our apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week! In previous years, we barbecued, gave out  special giveaways, and our Industry Partners showcased their products and services with a mini expo in the student labs at the Main IECRM campus in Northglenn. This year we are doing it a bit differently… IECRM is producing a video that will be shared with our students during class by their instructors the week of National Apprenticeship Week.

Here’s where you come in: we are inviting our members and partners to create a short video to show our apprentices appreciation for their hard work (click here for more details).

Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways in which employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and transferable credentials. The Department of Labor oversees both Registered Apprenticeship Programs and Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, which assist employers in developing an immediate pool of workers with the right skills for available jobs and allow workers to get a paycheck from day one while they build skills in a new career.

IECRM celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with recognition and special activities for current apprentices throughout the week. Follow @iecrm or visit // for more information. Interested in powering your career as an electrician? Click here to get started!