A student celebrates apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Celebrating the Trades: Snohomish Shines in National Apprenticeship Week

Nearly 1,000 Guests Attend AJAC's Annual Celebration

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) brought an electrifying buzz to Snohomish County on Thursday, November 16th, as AJAC joined forces with key partners for a celebration that left a lasting impact. The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center played host to a dynamic gathering of nearly 1,000 eager guests, all set to explore the multitude of apprenticeship programs weaving through their community.

Organized collaboratively by Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, AJAC, Workforce Snohomish, WorkSource, LiUNA Local 292, Everett School District, Mukilteo School District, and the Marysville School District, this event was a testament to the power of unity in fostering growth and opportunity.

Diverse Pathways Unveiled: 35 Trades Programs Take Center Stage

With 35 different trades programs showcased, attendees had the chance to delve into an array of vocational possibilities. From hands-on demonstrations to insightful discussions, the event provided a comprehensive overview of the apprenticeship landscape in Snohomish County. Whether aspiring welders, electricians, or aviation technicians, there was something for everyone eager to embark on a fulfilling career journey.

Engagement Beyond Expectations: Hands-On Activities and Culinary Delights

The bustling atmosphere was fueled not only by curiosity but also by hands-on activities that brought the trades to life. Enthusiastic participants got a taste of what it truly means to work in various industries, igniting sparks of inspiration that will undoubtedly shape their future decisions.

And what’s a celebration without some delectable treats? Conversations flowed as freely as the refreshments, fostering a sense of community among apprenticeship enthusiasts.

National Apprenticeship Week: Building a Stronger Future

NAW serves as a nationwide celebration, and this local event echoed the broader mission of highlighting the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship programs. The collective efforts of industry leaders, labor representatives, equity advocates, workforce experts, educators, and government officials showcased how apprenticeships are pivotal in rebuilding our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.

As the echoes of this celebration linger, the impact on the Snohomish County community promises to resonate for years to come. The seeds of opportunity planted during this event are poised to grow into flourishing careers, contributing to the region’s economic vitality and fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity and strength of the community.

In the spirit of NAW, let’s continue to champion apprenticeships as a transformative force, empowering individuals and communities to reach new heights. Together, we build not just careers but a future filled with promise and potential.


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