Governor Bruce Rauner declared November 13-17, 2017 Apprenticeship Week in Illinois to coincide with the National Apprenticeship Week:
WHEREAS, Illinois is committed to developing a highly skilled wokforce that supports our state economy and helps Illinois businesses thrive; and,
WHEREAS, apprenticeships are a strong career pathway that aprovide emploees the opportunity to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers; and,
WHEREAS, apprenticeships result in obtainment of an industry-reconginzed credential and embody the highest competency standards, instructional rigor, and quality training of all career-based programs of study; and,
WHEREAS, apprecinships support employers to cultivate high-quality talent pools that grow their businesses and address their workforce needs; and
WHEREAS, National Apreticeship Week is an opportunity to recognize the positive impact apprenticeships have on Illinois youth, adults, businesses, and the Illinois economy as a whole;
THEREFORE, I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim November 13-19, 2017, as NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK in Illinois in support of meaningful career pathways to promote jobs and economic prosperity.