ICC will join the U.S. Dept. of Labor in celebrating 2nd Annual National Apprenticeship Week with internal events Nov. 14-20.
The week is set aside to recognize the impact of apprenticeships in driving the development of a highly skilled workforce, supporting local businesses, and providing sustainable wage opportunities for career seekers. Colleges across the nation will showcase their programs, facilities, and apprenticeship students. The week provides visibility to the vital partnership among educational institutions, employers, industry associations, labor, elected officials and other critical partners in growing the skilled workforce.
ICC will host a meet and greet for current students in the Secure Software Development Program and potential employers on Wednesday, Nov. 16. On Friday, Nov. 18, Dr. Rebecca Lake, dean of workforce and economic development at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Ill., will present a discussion on “Apprenticeships: Inform, Influence, Interact & Implement.” Dr. Lake will discuss her experiences assisting Harper College in becoming an Apprenticeship Program Sponsor site with the Dept. of Labor, one of only three community colleges in the U.S. to have this designation.
President Obama proclaimed National Apprenticeship Week for the first time in 2015. Across the nation, more than 300 events took place in 47 states.
Click to view Gov. Rauner’s official proclamation for National Apprenticeship Week 2016: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/NAW/pdf/Illinois_National_Apprenticeship_Week_Proclamation_2016.pdf