National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration to showcase the opportunities that Registered Apprenticeships offer for job seekers to develop workplace experience and skills that employers value.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)
(Nov. 14 - Nov. 20, 2022)

NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges.

Help Us Celebrate NAW!

Join the Apprenticeship Virtual Panels

DLR hosted virtual panels to highlight Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP) in South Dakota. 

Registered Apprenticeship Panel

Learn about Registered Apprenticeship programs through the eyes of current RAP apprentices throught this Q& A chat. Discover how RAP programs can benefit your career and future! 

Panelists: Melissa Heath (Independent Health Solutions), Harrison Bosler (Howe Inc.), Riley Christopher (HRMC)

Originally streamed Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at 3 p.m. CST. Recording below:

Registered Apprenticeship Panel

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. CST

Learn about Registered Apprenticeship programs through the eyes of current RAP sponsors in this Q&A chat. Discover how Registered Apprenticeship programs can benefit your organization.  

Panelists: Ana Robbins (Lester Robbins), Jena McNabb (Temperature Technology), Greg Wilson (Rapid Fire Protection)

Originally streamed Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at 10 a.m. CST. Recording below:

Host your own celebration event

There are many ways your organization can celebrate the week and recognize your apprentices. Take advantage of this no-cost opportunity to highlight your apprenticeship program. Use the resources and ideas when planning. Still need assistance in planning? Contact one of our team members at

Engage in the celebration!

  1. Post to social media. Shared experiences from apprentices and employers are powerful messages. Recognize apprentices, mentors, and your organization by creating a 1-2 minute video highlight OR posting a photo with short story of the apprenticeship journey. Tag your posts with #NAW2022 and #StartTodaySD.

  2. Send us your stories, quotes, videos, and photos highlighting your apprenticeship program! Submitting a Start Today SD spotlight or hosting an event during this week is a great way to draw attention to your South Dakota apprenticeship program and attract your next apprentice.  Our NAW Toolkit includes details and tips for sharing your apprenticeship stories with us.  
    *Video too large to send via email? Or having other issues submitting? Contact our team for alternate submission methods at!

  3. Looking for other ways your business can celebrate National Apprenticeship Week? We have ideas and resources for you. Check out our Other Resources page or reach out to DLR Apprenticeship Team Members for assistance by emailing us at 

Message from DLR Secretary Marcia Hultman