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National Apprenticeship Week Events – 11/14-11/20

by | Nov 14, 2022 | Blog Post, RHLC |

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 logo November 12 to 20During the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2022), the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is celebrating the growth of industry apprenticeship and the potential it offers for the future of the industry workforce. Restaurant apprenticeship is a win-win for employers as well as restaurant professionals. By combining on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction in key industry roles, apprenticeship provides employees with valuable skills and credentials. Operators benefit from employees who stay on the job longer and are ready for promotion into management-level roles sooner.

Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center logo squareAs a designated Apprenticeship Ambassador by the U.S. Department of Labor, the NRAEF is dedicated to creating apprenticeship opportunities in the restaurant industry through its Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center (RHLC). Launched in 2021 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, RHLC provides 118 restaurant industry employer partners with accredited Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, and Restaurant Manager apprenticeship programs.

Events Calendar

Youth Apprenticeship Town Hall by YouthBuild through the U.S. Department of Labor from 10am-12pm CT. The event will boast multiple interactive dialogues between national apprenticeship leaders, key stakeholders designing Registered Apprenticeships, and youth apprentices. Audience participation will also be encouraged during certain segments.

Pacific Northwest Apprenticeship Education Conference, hosted by the Idaho AFL-CIO and featuring a keynote by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh. This is a biennial conference that creates a platform to strengthen registered apprenticeship, empower the skilled trades workforce, and connects business, government and education.

Embedding Equity in Your Registered Apprenticeship, hosted by JFF from 2-3pm ET. Join JFF’s conversation with a Registered Apprenticeship employer, a community partner, and an apprentice to learn about the journey of implementing DEIA practices in Registered Apprenticeship, including: How to embed practices that support diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in RA Programs How partnerships can provide the support and expertise in implementation and more!

Webinar: Putting Equity on the Menu: Building an Inclusive Workforce Through Apprenticeship – Join the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) in celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with a special webinar on apprenticeship’s role in building a strong and diverse restaurant workforce. A panel of speakers will include a variety of experts from the industry, the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, and NRAEF’s Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center.

Women in Apprenticeship: Building Our Power, hosted by the DOL Women’s Bureau from 4-5:30pm ET. Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon will moderate discussions on the importance of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in creating and leveraging apprenticeship and career opportunities for women.

Focus on Apprenticeships & Employer Solutions,”
hosted by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance from 10-11:30am ET. This is a virtual discussion with SEMCA MI Works! Business Services & Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), with a focus on apprenticeships and employer solutions.

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Search for additional events on the DOL National Apprenticeship Week website

Read more: Restaurant Apprenticeships Help Attract and Retain Talent in Tough Labor Market

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