Apprenticeships allow workers to earn a paycheck and develop their skillsets while also benefitting employers in highly-skilled industries by meeting the business’s needs. The Department of Labor reports a 128% increase in apprenticeship programs from 2009 to 2019.
Arizona’s Department of Economic Security also has an Apprenticeship Program and resources for workers and employees.
Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, has recently declared November Colorado Apprenticeship Month. During November, the Colorado Department of Labor and Enforcement (CDLE) provides resources and information for employers and workers in the State. The CDLE also provides apprenticeship consultants for those interested in the State’s Apprenticeship Program.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has a State Apprenticeship Office that will work with employers to set up apprenticeship programs. Currently, New Mexico has Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Pathway Programs in a variety of industries.
Earlier this month, Utah’s Department of Workforce Services held an Apprenticeship Fair. Resources are available for Utah employers and workers, including a Quick Start Tool Kit for building an apprenticeship program.
Build Your Wyoming has apprenticeship information here. They have it listed by trade/industry and then institutions that have apprenticeships within that trade.
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