Youth Apprenticeship Week 2024

Join the Hub and U.S. Department of Labor in celebrating the Inaugural Youth Apprenticeship Week (YAW), May 5-11, 2024. Building off the success of National Apprenticeship Week, Youth Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration highlighting the benefits and value of Registered Apprenticeship program opportunities for youth, ages 16–24.

Read the latest blog from the Hub’s Business Development and Marketing Lead, Dina Igoe. “Empowering Tomorrow’s Talent: Youth Apprenticeship Week” is now live!

Throughout the week, the Hub will be sharing a video series that highlights why Youth Apprenticeship is important–and how impactful RA programs can be in guiding lives onto economically secure paths.

Ohio Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Accelerator

By 2030, the U.S. is projected to face a 2.1 million job gap in manufacturing and technical fields. To tackle this challenge head-on, the Hub teamed up with Ohio employers, educators, and community leaders for an Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Accelerator, where they had crucial conversations on the power of Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs in shaping our future workforce.

Senate HELP Committee Opening Remarks: Youth Apprenticeship’s Transformative Opportunities

Noel Ginsburg, Founder and CEO of CareerWise, left his business 40 years ago and now champions Youth and Registered Apprenticeship as transformative for labor and economic prosperity in the U.S. In this Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing introduction, he suggests that students split time between businesses and classrooms, believing industry involvement in education could greatly benefit workforce development and society. CareerWise is the nation’s leader in launching Youth and Registered Apprenticeship programs to support enterprise employers’ talent acquisition and development needs.

Promise Career Institute: Interview with Tarrie Traylor

Sheldon Strickland, Hub Digital Media Specialist, had an engaging conversation with Tarrie Traylor, Promise Career Institute’s Workforce Development Coordinator. Ms. Taylor shared about the upcoming launch of the PCI, scheduled to open its doors in June 2024. Together, they explored the Institute’s mission to equip students with essential skills and Apprenticeship training for successful careers.

Idaho Business for Education: Interview with Paula Kellerer

Janet Bray, Hub TA Lead, sat down with Paula Kellerer, Vice President of Youth Apprenticeships at Idaho Business for Education (IBE), to discuss the organization’s efforts in creating pathways for student growth and Youth and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities. Through collaboration with over 250 businesses, IBE supports students in transitioning from high school to the workforce.

Check out a few great Youth Apprenticeship success stories from our partner, CareerWise USA.

Mario, a third-year apprentice shares his work experience and the value the IT apprenticeship program has brought to his life and career path.
Alexa, a female member of the maintenance team, speaks about the life-changing impact the Apprenticeship program at TOLMAR, Inc. has had on her life and how it has shaped her career journey.

Hub’s YAW Events

Automate Conference 2024

When: May 6-9, 2024

Where: Chicago, IL

Hub Project Manager James Price and Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf will attend the conference to network with auto industry employers, expanding RA partnerships and create Youth Apprenticeships. They will also meet with educational institutions serving Youth Apprentices, employers, and manufacturers. Automate 2024 is set to be the largest conference in its history.

In-Demand Jobs & Youth Apprenticeship Career Fair

When: May 10, 2024

Where: Cincinnati, OH

Hub consultant Brandy Porter will participate in the upcoming Ohio career fair. Brandy will meet with employers, students, and parents to discuss the benefits of Youth Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs and the support and funding available for RA programs in Ohio.

Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Accelerator

When: May 15, 2024

Where: Columbus, IN

Hub Senior Advisor Cathy Metcalf will participate in a subject matter expert panel at the Accelerator, which will be hosted by Ivy Tech Community College in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor, Manhattan Strategy Group, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and many other RA stakeholders.