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Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2021) Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has signed a proclamation identifying the week of Nov. 15 – 21 as National Apprenticeship Week in the city – coinciding with a new initiative launched by CareerSource Northeast Florida (CareerSource NEFL) to promote the benefits of apprenticeships for employers and job seekers.

“We appreciate the support of the mayor’s office in helping us to promote apprenticeships, which can provide a valuable workforce solution for many employers,” said CareerSource NEFL Apprenticeship Navigator Doreen Lund. “Apprenticeships offer employers a positive return on investment, improves their production capability and also helps them achieve diversity and retention goals.”

Lund notes that apprenticeships are beneficial for job seekers, as well.

“When you learn on the job, you do not have to incur college debt to gain new skills, and you are earning from day one,” she said.

CareerSource NEFL is hosting three events in November to reach potential employers and job seekers about established apprenticeship programs – and to identify employers in developing new apprenticeship programs at their companies.

6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Apprenticeship for Job Seekers Webinar Event – For interested job seekers, students and parents. To register, visit   https://bit.ly/3kfEpDI

10 to 11 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 18 – Apprenticeship for Employers Webinar Event — Employers and sponsors can learn more to see if an apprenticeship is a good fit for their organizations. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3k9pCdS

10 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 – Apprenticeship & On-the-Job-Training Virtual Job Fair – For employers who want to share information about their training programs and job seekers interested in starting a new career where they can earn-while-they-learn. To register, visit https://bit.ly/appjf113021

First observed in 2015, National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the role of apprenticeships in helping workers earn while they learn and grow the economy.

CareerSource NEFL is responsible for providing a trained workforce to the employers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns Counties. For more information on CareerSource NEFL’s services, visit careersourcenefl.com.

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Media Contact: Ron Whittington, 904.563.0402 (cell) rwhittington@careersourcenefl.com