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Governor Phil Scott Proclaims Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

November 13, 2023

November 13, 2023
Contact: Rachel Dumeny
Communications and Outreach Coordinator  

Office of the Commissioner
Vermont Department of Labor  
(802) 272-4509 

Governor Phil Scott Proclaims Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

Montpelier, VT Governor Phil Scott has officially proclaimed November 13, 2023, to November 17, 2023, National Apprenticeship Week for the State of Vermont.

“Vermont is proud to actively support initiatives that widen the opportunities for individuals to embark on rewarding apprenticeship pathways, understanding these programs enrich both individuals and the broader community,” said Governor Phil Scott.

This annual event shines a spotlight on the career pathways available through registered apprenticeship programs which are based on an ‘earn while you learn’ training model.  Registered apprentices earn wages while they receive training for their jobs.

“Registered Apprenticeship programs are critical to expanding Vermont’s workforce,” said Labor Commissioner Michael Harrington. “The Registered Apprenticeship model provides individuals a hands-on approach to a successful career pathway while meeting the needs of employers looking to fill workforce gaps with skilled employees.”

During National Apprenticeship Week, the Department of Labor will host a series of events that showcase the benefits of apprenticeships, their role in workforce development, and the opportunities they offer to employers.

Vermont's National Apprenticeship Week 2023 events include:

  1. Governor Phil Scott Proclamation Signing
    Date: November 13, 2023

  2. Governor Phil Scott to Sign Apprenticeship MOU with Austrian Ambassador to the United States Petra Schneebauer at Weekly Press Conference
    Date: November 14, 2023
    Time: 1pm – 2pm
    Location: Husky Technologies Inc., Milton VT.

  3. Virtual Panel Discussion: "Pathways to Excellence: A Panel on Vermont’s Manufacturing Apprenticeships"
    Date: November 15, 2023
    Time: 11am – 12pm
    Online Platform: Zoom (Registration details available on

    Join us for an informative session on Registered Apprenticeship in Vermont. The panel includes Vermont apprenticeship leaders and will feature guests that will share experiences drawn from the Austrian model of dual education.

  4. Vermont Apprentice Highlight
    Follow us on our social media channels @VTLabor to see Vermont Apprentices in action as they share their experience.  #apprenticeshipVT

Join us in celebrating National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont and join the dialogue. 

For more information regarding Registered Apprenticeship Programs visit our website and

To view the Governor’s proclamation visit, Apprenticeship Week (Proclamation 23-137) | Office of Governor Phil Scott (