Labor Department Launches Youth Apprenticeship Week

The inaugural observance highlights opportunities for youth and young adults across the nation.

The Department of Labor announced its inaugural Youth Apprenticeship Week, from May 5-11, featuring 320 events across the U.S. This apprenticeship week highlights the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships for youth and young adults, providing a platform for various participants to showcase their programs and successes.

“Youth Apprenticeship Week recognizes the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to create employment opportunities for young adults and the critical role they play in our nation’s workforce infrastructure,” said Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su. “Youth apprenticeships are not just pathways to careers, they are bridges to futures filled with promise, opportunity and endless potential.”

During Youth Apprenticeship Week, over 40 youth will join Registered Apprenticeship programs, including the nation’s first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) public service apprenticeship program, covering industries crucial to the “Investing in America” agenda. Acting Secretary Su and Assistant Secretary José Javier Rodríguez will also discuss the importance of various youth apprenticeship models—including the Federal Youth Apprentice Pathway Program—which seeks to establish high-quality career pathways in the public sector.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Secretary Su to be led by the Lord as she oversees the Labor Department.
  • For U.S. labor officials as they promote registered apprenticeships to youth and young adults around the nation.

Sources: Department of Labor


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