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We look forward to celebrating the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW): November 14, 2023! 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 rebuilding 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 rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, addressing critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, and responding to care economy issues.

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week Summit

We are excited to announce the Second Annual National Apprenticeship Week Summit! This event will feature panel discussions, an awards presentation, a very special keynote speaker and multiple networking opportunities with Intermediaries, Stakeholders, and Sponsors.


  • 8:30 Meet and Greet
  • 9:00 Welcome, Opening Remarks, Meet the Team
  • 9:30 New Program Awards
  • 9:45 Engaging Traditional Trades through Apprenticeships Panel
  • 10:30 BREAK
  • 10:45 529 Plans
    • Tom Treacy – Kansas Department of Revenue
  • 11:00 Apprenticeships at Community Colleges
    • Michelle Rudder and Jon Cressler – Butler Community College
  • 11:30 Top Champion Award
  • 11:45 LUNCH
  • 12:15 Keynote Speaker
    • Joshua Johnson – Jobs For the Future
  • 12:45 Apprenticeships for People with diverse abilities
    • Amanda Myers, Madison McDaniel, Nicolette Bleidt
  • 1:15 Breaking Down the Data, 20+ years of RAP in Kansas
    • University of Kansas
  • 1:30 Apprenticeships in Non-Traditional Occupations Panel
  • 2:15 Final Remarks
    • Tour of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Training Facility
  • 3:30 Kansas Apprenticeship Council Meeting (optional to attend)


9AM – 3PM
(Networking to start at 8:15 am)

Plumbers & Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas
4646 W. Kellogg Dr.
Wichita, KS 67209

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