9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week Celebrated


9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week Celebrated

Thursday, November 30, 2023
2 men on left talking to male students

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) joined the U.S. Department of Labor in celebrating the 9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, held November 13-17. This year the theme for the week was “Skills for Life.”

A Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, receive progressive wage increases, classroom instruction, and a transferrable, nationally recognized credential. Registered Apprenticeships are industry-vetted and approved and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.

As part of the celebration, RVCC held a special Apprenticeship Day Event on November 15 for high school students enrolled in the College’s Advanced Manufacturing program. Event participants included enrolled students from Manville and Franklin High Schools, two apprentices from Triad Tool Company, and Triad Tool managers.

The event presentation focused on the Principles of Apprenticeship and then offered perspectives from each Apprentice. The Triad Tool Apprentices described their daily work activities and  answered questions from the high school students. The Apprentices reinforced the importance of a strong work ethic, hands-on learning, and the concept of continuous learning.

Representatives from the featured employer, Triad Tool Company, spoke about the value Apprentices bring to their organization. This includes producing quality workmanship, reducing turnover, and developing a workforce with industry-valued skills.

The  program was interactive and students were able to speak directly to the employer, as well as their Apprentices. Interested students also participated in an informal roundtable discussion with a Triad Tool senior manager, who shared insights and work/life experiences in manufacturing.

For additional information about Apprenticeship opportunities, contact Conrad Mercurius at conrad.mercurius@raritanval.edu or visit www.apprenticeship.gov. To learn more about RVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing program, visit https://www.raritanval.edu/career-training/career-training-programs/advanced-manufacturing.

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.




November 30, 2023

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