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File #: 210905    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/4/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/18/2021
Title: Recognizing November 15 through November 21, 2021 as National Apprenticeship Week and honoring ApprenticeshipPHL for its continued commitment to connecting Philadelphians to family-supporting careers.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Brooks
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21090500, 2. Signature21090500
Title
Recognizing November 15 through November 21, 2021 as National Apprenticeship Week and honoring ApprenticeshipPHL for its continued commitment to connecting Philadelphians to family-supporting careers.

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WHEREAS, As described by the Department of Labor, "National Apprenticeship Week was established by the U.S. Department of Labor to celebrate the impact apprenticeships have in helping Americans learn skills for jobs in growing industries"; and

WHEREAS, ApprenticeshipPHL partners with local manufacturing, biomedical, building trades, healthcare and human services, and information technology companies to increase opportunity and wages for apprentices; and

WHEREAS, ApprenticeshipPHL partners with Philadelphia Works, Bucks County Office of Workforce and Economic Development, Chester County Workforce Development Board, Delaware County Workforce Development Board, Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, PA Apprenticeship & Training Office, JEVS Human Services, The City of Philadelphia, Aon, Accenture, Community College of Philadelphia, District 1199c Training and Upgrading Fund, Educational Data Systems, Inc., The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Keystone Development Partnership, Launch of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Youth Network, Progress Worx, The School District of Philadelphia, Urban Technology Project, & The Wistar Institute; and

WHEREAS, Apprentices make an average starting salary of $72,000 a year, roughly $30,000 above the average salary in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Workers who trained as apprentices earn on average $300,000 more over their careers; and

WHEREAS, There are over half a million apprenticeship opportunities in thousands of different occupations nationwide, allowing career seekers to draw on a wide variety of skills; and

WHEREAS, 150,000 companies nationwide participate in apprenticeships; and

WHEREAS, 91% of apprenticeship grads stay with their compa...

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