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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

The whole team here at Franklin is counting down the days to the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, which runs November 14-20, 2022.  

Sponsored by the Department of Labor, National Apprenticeship Week is the busiest week of the year for apprenticeship news and events. The DOL explains that this nationwide celebration showcases the successes and value of apprenticeships for “re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.”  

For us, it’s a chance to celebrate the inspiring people, clients and partners that work with us every day to create a new way to build and hire tech talent. We’ll be sharing information about how apprenticeships work, the lives they’ve changed, and business problems they’ve solved. 

This blog is a round-up of all the news and events the Franklin team is supporting as an official Department of Labor Apprenticeship Ambassador, as well as other big National Apprenticeship Week news. It will be updated as the week goes on with links to news articles and events. 


VR Workforce Studio Interviews Franklin Apprenticeship Graduate Chris W., who completed his IBM Z Systems Administrator Apprenticeship with Black Knight Inc. Chris talks about how becoming disabled led him to an apprenticeship, which started a new chapter in his life. “Part of my disability actually affected some of my cognitive and language skills, so I was fighting that battle at that time also…. But now oh man, I love my job, I could tell you that for a fact.” 

Coming soon… our new podcast: Frankly Speaking – Adventures in Tech Apprenticeships
Interested in how tech apprenticeships really work? Frankly Speaking explores the real people and businesses that are charting a new way to develop the technical skills that the American economy desperately needs. Hosted by Franklin Apprenticeship Professional Success Coach Cable Rose, Frankly Speaking is packed with real experiences, advice and lessons learned from apprentices, hiring managers, HR professionals and business leaders.


Tuesday, November 15 

120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint Culmination Event at the White House. Kimberly Nichols, Franklin’s CEO and Founder, will be attending The U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce, and Homeland Security White House event to celebrate our efforts to advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to develop and train a skilled and diverse cybersecurity workforce through the 120-Day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint.  

Wednesday, November 16 

Workforce Solutions: Information Technology Apprenticeships Info Session for PA Employers. 1-3pm EST. Andy Smyth, Franklin’s VP Policy, Products and Services joins the panel for this informational session, a representative from the PA Apprenticeship and Training office will provide employers with an overview of Registered Apprenticeship co-sponsored by the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board and the PA Apprenticeship and Training Office 

Thursday, November 17 

Ask Me Anything About Apprenticeships with Andy Smyth on LinkedIn Live. 12-1pm EST. Andy has been building professional apprenticeship programs for more than 30 years and is a true expert in apprenticeships. After a full week of apprenticeship news and announcements, this is your chance to get all of your questions answered. Register now. 

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