JJC to Host Apprenticeship Event During National Apprenticeship Week

Joliet Junior College, in partnership with the Workforce Board of Will County and the Grundy, Livingston and Kankakee Workforce Board, is hosting an Apprenticeship Celebration Event on Thursday, Nov. 14. This event is during the U.S. Department of Labor’s fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).

The benefits of apprenticeship are substantial for both job seekers and job creators. These “earn and learn” models enable employers to fill open jobs, improve productivity and profitability, and reduce turnover while providing the American workforce with pathways to start new careers and acquire the skills needed to be successful.

The Apprenticeship Celebration Event at Joliet Junior College is set for Thursday, Nov. 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the U-Building Auditorium (U-1022) at JJC’s Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Rd.

This event is an opportunity for business leaders to network, learn more about registered apprenticeships and find out the impact and value these programs have with developing a pipeline of skilled workers. In addition, business leaders who already have established registered apprenticeship programs will share their perspectives.

Learn more about the Apprenticeship Celebration Event at JJC and how to participate on event page.

About National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support apprenticeships. NAW also gives apprenticeship partners the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The events highlight the benefits of preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of job creators across diverse industries. For more information, visit apprenticeship.gov/NAW.