The Full Employment Council proudly participated in National Apprenticeship Week 2022, with a weeklong celebration of apprenticeship successes, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to both employers and employees. 

FEC CEO Clyde McQueen issued a proclamation for National Apprenticeship Week, which can be viewed here.

The FEC hosted a roundtable discussion with the US Department of Labor and local partners. For more about that, click here.

The FEC also hosted an event for local Job Corps youth to learn more about apprenticeships. For more on that, click here.

FEC COO Shelley Penn facilitated a discussion on the benefits of apprenticeship at the Apprenticeship Missouri Summit, hosted by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development on November 15. The panelists in attendance were Rohina Behrmann, Director of Employer Development- Special Projects; Scott Boyce, Workforce Development Program Manager, University of Central Missouri; Trisha Pepper, Manager of Recruitment, John Knox Village and Pam Bean, Vice President- Ambulatory Care, University Health.  In 2019, Missouri established a goal of having 20,000 apprentices by 2025. Apprenticeship Missouri has surpassed this milestone 30 months ahead of schedule. Missouri currently ranks fourth in the nation for completed apprenticeships, third in the nation for new apprentices, and sixth for active apprentices. There are more than 4,700 active employers, with 48 registered youth programs, 22 state expansion partners and 11 Missouri ready programs in the apprenticeship program with over 100 new occupations in the high demand industries of health care, transportation and logistics, advanced manufacturing, technology, maintenance and repair and technology. For more on this event, click here.

Employers interested in learning more about apprenticeships, or who would like to participate, can email Rohina Behrmann.

FEC clients who would like to learn more about participating can connect here.

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About National Apprenticeship Week

NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. 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 such as responding to critical supply chain demands and supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, addressing public health issues, and rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.

Ready to get involved? Contact us today!