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DC Apprenticeship Week’ Opening Celebration to be held at DC Department of Public Works

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, November 15, the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) will celebrate DC Apprenticeship Week at the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), the District’s only government apprenticeship partner. DC Apprenticeship Week highlights the District’s apprenticeship programs through the Office of Apprenticeship, Information and Training (OAIT).
 
Celebrated in conjunction with the US Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, DC Apprenticeship Week highlights the unique collection of grants, customized programs and offerings, apprenticeship sponsors and community partners that support Apprenticeship and prepares residents to meet the needs of the District’s diverse and growing workforce.  There are currently more than 290 registered apprenticeship sponsors (employers and trade unions) with the District, who provide apprenticeship training to over 1,185 District residents across all eight Wards.
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m.
 
WHO:
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
Odie Donald II, Director, Department of Employment Services
Christopher Shorter, Director, Department of Public Works
 
WHERE:
Department of Public Works
1833 West Virginia Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]