(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in partnership with the Bureau of Apprenticeship\Department of Workforce Development are pleased to recognize National Apprenticeship Week, November 9 – 13, 2020.

As employers across the country struggle to find workers with the right skills due to the growing skills gap in the workforce, apprenticeships aim to fill the gap through paid on-the-job training. Apprenticeship offers career seekers the opportunity to earn a paycheck while learning from day one, and gain workplace-relevant skills in the field of their choice. Apprenticeships also provide affordable paths to secure high-paying jobs and careers. 

National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration established by the U.S. Department of Labor that brings together leaders in business, labor and education to showcase the impact apprenticeship programs have on addressing the U.S. skills gap and preparing the American workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Nationally, 94% of apprentices across the nation retain employment after completing an apprenticeship program. 

“NTC is proud to partner with DWD to offer Youth Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship programs,” said Katie Metko, NTC Apprenticeship Manager. “These apprenticeship programs are an earn while you learn opportunity for both high school students and adults. 

‘They allow individuals to explore careers and helps employers with workforce solutions.” 

There are 11 Youth Apprenticeship programs that seamlessly transition to 200 adult Registered Apprenticeship programs locally. To learn more about Youth Apprenticeship, visit www.ntc.edu/ya and for information about NTC’s Registered Apprenticeship programs visit www.ntc.edu/apprenticeships

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Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau campus in the Village of Maine. The Wausau campus features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business and Industry, Center for Geriatric Education, iTEC Projects Lab and STEM Center.