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National Apprenticeship Week and Women in Apprenticeship Day

Started during President Obama’s administration in 2015, National Apprenticeship Week centers on a call to action to increase the use of Registered Apprenticeship to develop the skills of our nation’s workers and expand the talent pipeline available to U.S. industries. In support of this effort and the long-term vision it represents, Oregon Tradeswomen is proud to participate in the third federally recognized National Apprenticeship Week.

Visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) website to access the official DOL National Apprenticeship Week event toolkit.

Women in Apprenticeship Day


As a part of the 4th National Apprenticeship Week, Oregon Tradeswomen is proud to proclaim Thursday, November 15, 2018, Women in Apprenticeship Day! With your help, we’ve made Oregon a leading state in the inclusion of women in apprenticeship.

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week activities will highlight the collective effort among states, industries, employers, labor-unions, educators, community based organizations, and local, state, and federal government to ensure the U.S. will continue to lead the world in developing an innovative and highly skilled workforce through apprenticeship.

Why is Apprenticeship Important?

Apprenticeship works! A paid, on the job work experience leads to a highly skilled workforce for industries and employers. It leads to higher wages and long term successful careers for U.S. workers.

By the year 2020, approximately 30% of all jobs will require a post-secondary degree or credential. Experts also project a shortfall of nearly 3 million Americans lacking the post-secondary education required to fill these jobs. In Oregon, we are double the national average of women in the trades (about 6%), but there is a still an undeniable need for women to fill these high wage, high skill jobs.

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Oregon Tradeswomen Mission and History

Women in Apprenticeship Backgrounder

Questions or Additional Requests?

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Mary Ann Naylor
Communications & Marketing Director

[email protected]
503.335.8200 x 26

Emma Brennan
Workforce Project Manager

[email protected]
503.335.8200 x 35

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