Help DAS find the next trailblazer

Roxana Teran
Youth Apprenticeship Outreach and Education Analyst

In honor the 86th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor (DOL) has recently launched The Apprentice Trailblazer Initiative to create a diverse national network of apprentices and apprenticeship graduates to serve as spokespersons, subject matter experts, and role models.

Division of Apprenticeship Standards is excited to join the Department of Labor in its efforts to create a national movement to expand, diversify, modernize, and strengthen registered apprenticeship across the US. Do you know an exceptional apprentice between the ages 16-24? Nominate them today!

Applications are due by September 30, 2023
DOL Apprentice Trailblazer Initiative - YouTube

This year the Apprentice Trailblazers cohort is for youth apprentices (ages 16-24) who have participated in a Registered Apprenticeship program for at least 6 months or  graduates within the past 3 years.
 A complete application is required, including signatures from the apprentice or graduate, their Registered Apprenticeship sponsor, and if applicable, their parent or legal guardian.
Resources for the Application:

Help spread the word and encourage youth apprentices and program sponsors by sharing the link to this blog post.
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September 2023