The U.S. Department of Labor established National Apprenticeship Week three years ago as a “National Celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education and other critical partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeship”. It gives apprenticeship sponsors, like the Electrical Alliance’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices. The week of events shows the value of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet employers’ needs.
The Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts located in Washington, D.C. is a world-renowned training center for aspiring artists and performers in the theatrical arts. The school alumni, in addition to “Sir Duke”, include comedian Dave Chapelle and many other nationally known performers.