Share with Youth: Apprentice Trailblazer Initiative

Application deadline: September 30, 2023 

The Apprentice Trailblazer Initiative is designed to create a national network of diverse apprentices and apprenticeship graduates of all ages and backgrounds to feature their stories and hear their perspectives, show how Registered Apprenticeships increase opportunities for underserved populations, and bring awareness to other career seekers who may be interested in becoming apprentices. During their 1-year term, Apprentice Trailblazers will:  

  • Attend a virtual or in-person kick-off event 

  • Engage in opportunities to share their perspectives on Registered Apprenticeship and their program experiences 

  • Have their name, title, and the name of their Registered Apprenticeship sponsor publicized on the website and included in press releases 

  • Virtually attend quarterly meetings with DOL 

  • Complete at least one outreach activity from the Menu of Outreach Activities listed in the Apprentice Trailblazer Application 

  • Work closely with their Registered Apprenticeship sponsor, who will oversee their participation in the Apprentice Trailblazer Initiative and help coordinate completion of any selected outreach activities and these core expectations 

  • Maintain professionalism, open communication, and transparency with their Registered Apprenticeship sponsor and DOL with respect to their participation in this Initiative 

The first cohort of Apprentice Trailblazers will include youth ages 16-24. Learn more and apply.